Essay about Cold Hard Cash and Greed

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Cold Hard Cash What do you spend your whole life trying to get more of, day after day? Money, it’s all people ever think about any more. How much money they need to pay their bill or to buy the new car they want. What most people don’t know is that if you earned an annual salary above $506,000 it puts you in the top 1% of the richest people in the U.S., while you need to make less than $2,500 a year to be in the bottom 1% (nation). Where do you stand? People don’t see that this hunger for money is ruining our lives. But who puts such a strong value on money? Although Polk states “I always wanted more money” and Hanc states “No proof of need is required to receive food from food banks”, I believe that greed can come in many different…show more content…
Germantown is one town mention in Hanc’s writing. This town is mentions because the closes super market is 8 miles away and the only stores around are a pizza place and Dunkin Donuts. They donators main goal was to get nourishing food to the city of German town. So people bring them food in order to help them out. They also tend to think about the calories in the food to ensure that they are not hindering the people any more than they already are. In order to get the food you have to wait in a line for several hours before the food will be passed out and you don’t need to prove that you need the food in order to receive it (Hanc, F4). Greed is something that can be found all over the world. People always have that want for more. Whether it is about more money, more food, more anything is considered greed when it only benefits you. This is present in both the articles listed above because Polk always wanted more money. No matter what he had to do and when he saw people who had more than he did he would be envious of them and try to find ways to get more money. On the other hand Hanc article isn’t about money it about food; it can still be related to the topic of greed because of the fact that you don’t need proof to receive food from these food banks. So some people in the town of Germantown might not need the help getting food but instead use this generosity so they don’t have to travel the 8miles to get food. This is also
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