Unequal Distribution Of Wealth

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The unequal distribution of wealth has always been a huge problem that has plagued society throughout the ages. As forms of governments of each nation have changed, the unequal distribution of wealth has remained a constant. Even in Communist countries, which were supposed to eliminate this problem by abolishing the private ownership of land, the unequal distribution of wealth was still a problem in their society. It is difficult for society as a whole to make advancements, because of the unequal distribution of wealth. It also creates a gap between the classes in a society, which usually leads to clashing opinions about many important issues. The unequal distribution of wealth also makes the living conditions of the less fortunate…show more content…
The unequal distribution of wealth is a major problem that all societies must face. The biggest problem that it creates is a large separation between the upper and lower classes in society. The gap between the two classes is mostly caused by a difference in interests. For example, Marx believed that the upper class is only concerned with increasing its own cash flow, and as a result, ?Has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage laborers?(225). I only partially agree with Marx?s idea, because although the upper class is concerned with its own well being, it doesn?t necessarily exploit the lower class and make them a mere wage slave. The gap is actually created because the poor want laws to be made that help them maintain what little wealth they have, while the upper class wants to pass laws that will help them gain more wealth. Marx also believed that the unequal distribution of wealth, ?Has reduced the family relation to a mere money relation?(225). I have the opposing opinion on this matter. People who are in poverty usually have closer family relationships than the upper classes do, because they are more dependent upon one another to survive. The unequal distribution of wealth also makes it difficult for the poor to get out of poverty. The poor normally have inadequate schooling, which makes it difficult for them to get good jobs, and thus
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