Analysis Of The Article ' Rose '

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Michelle Acabado May 20, 2015 Rose – 7 To Be in America A young man, no older than seventeen, rises in the morning, reluctant and restless, to attend school, to witness diversity and socialize, and to learn, as mandated by those governing his country, the United States of America. He walks into his kitchen to grab breakfast before he leaves, grudgingly acknowledging a lecture from his mother and father about the evils in the twenty-first century – the prevalent drugs on the street, the rampant violence, the abhorrent depiction of sex in the media, socialism. When he senses the end of the lecture - he is hardly listening – he waves goodbye and gets into his car. In the fifteen minutes it takes for him to weave through traffic to reach…show more content…
There is truth in the comprehension that the particular nation in question is an amalgamation of several issues and just as many admirable qualities; it is the identification of the aforementioned qualities and the understand of their relationship to each other that defines the quality of life here. As a millennial caught in what was arguably one of the nation’s more drastic transitions, the knowledge about what is done differently awakens an awareness about how deeply the roots of pride in America have corrupted moral values and respect for humankind. The values of both “good” and “bad” capitalism, and to an extent, neo-liberalism – which is also extremely attractive to the public because of its principle of enabling friendly competition between businesses, which permits individuals practically unlimited levels of personal freedom, giving them the chance to create and expand businesses and achieve what, for decades, has been called “The American Dream”. On top of that, many academics have made a distinction between what they deem “good” and “bad” capitalism. ‘Good’ capitalism appears to be founded in nations of social democracy where “the social costs which businesses carry… enable them to function as social institutions without undermining the cohesion of the larger societies in which they operate.” In turn, these costs are compensated for through the
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