The World 's Richest And Poorest Countries

881 WordsNov 21, 20154 Pages
According to several reputable sources such as Forbes Magazine, Global Finance, and Huffington Post, America is one of the wealthiest countries in the entire world. The most common way is to define the wealthiest countries is to determine how rich the average resident of a country is as stated in the Global Finance article entitled “The World’s Richest and Poorest Countries”. With mostly statics showing that America falls within the top ten, it would be very hard to believe that one of the wealthiest countries has a shocking 3.5 million residents without homes. Health centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services define homelessness as “an individual who lacks housing, including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing”. Families affected by homelessness in America can be the results of several unexpected circumstances, such as; social inequality, life’s bad decision, mental illness, and even surprisingly their own preference. While America’s economic system is one of the most praised in the opinions of some third world countries, citizens currently living in poverty would beg to differ. In America, social inequality is evident daily and commonly recognize as upper class, middle class, and low class; consequently, one is either super rich, in between, or super poor. Social inequality can
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