Globalization: Not a New Sensation Sweeping Our Nation

The frustrations that accompany economic inequality can often lead people to blame the obvious but less important causes of the issue. One of the most prominent examples is the overestimation of globalization as a major source of economic inequality. While brainstorming potential principal causes of 

Get Milked for All You’re Worth

Our class discussion on Wednesday made me feel a bit like a cow in an auction. In my mind, it appears as if every American is tagged at birth with an approximate value that fluctuates as we grow older and have a bit more leeway 

Searching for a Solution

I’ve been thinking a lot about my research question today. Actually, I’ve been thinking a lot about research questions in general. There were so many results for my searches in the library. So many people have found areas of interest regarding economic inequality or the 

Mind the Gap: We’re all Skewed Up

The video that our class watched on Monday was a shocking wake-up call to the enormous wealth disparity in the U.S. There is a large gap between perception and reality of who holds certain amounts of the nation’s capital, but the gap between the ideal 

Ragged Dick to Rich Richard: Could it Happen to Me?

According to the Oxford Dictionary (ironic I know), the American Dream is the “ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.” There have been several interpretations of what the American Dream really constitutes, 

Fearing Failure in the Education System

Our class on Friday made me think about what constitutes understanding. I liked what our guest said about the meaning of understanding being one of standing “within” something rather than “under” it. I think that bringing in an outside perspective, in the sense that our