Support for Ehrenreich’s Analysis Using Real World Examples

634 Words Feb 26th, 2018 2 Pages
Economy is the opposite of equality. No matter how much we want to earn the same as the person next to us, it all depends on your social class. Since ancient time the society is divided into three class level. We are all familiar with the upper, middle, and lower classes. Every individual falls within the range in one of these classes. Equality among these social classes can never come to existence. I support Ehrenreich’s analysis because the rich will continue to prosper while the poor will always have to work ten times harder to provide for their necessary things and the gap between upper and middle class increases. As time passes the gap between upper and middle class is increasing at a fast paste. Most of those who classify themselves as middle class are now falling under the category of lower class. In 1978 an average worker worked a minimum of $48,302 and the upper class earned a minimum of $ 393,682. Since then the economic condition has changed. The state of nature states that the world we live in is all about survival of the fittest. Equality will not be reach unless we overcome these three things, competition, difference and glory. "The first makes men invade for Gain; the second, for Safety; and the third, for Reputation” (Thomas Hobbes on Natural and Social Equality). Towards the final chapter of “Nickel and Dimed” Ehrenreich states that “Some odd optical property of our…