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Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer

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Robert B. Reich, Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer Reich starts his exordium with a distribution of where American workers found themselves in the early 1990’s in reference to where almost all American workers were just 20 years before. Reich placed most of the workers that contributed to the economy during the Nixon administration as being in one boat, analogous to the famous quote by G.K. Chesterton, “We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” Under Reich’s distribution you were still in a lifeboat, but the sea state and your future could be rough or smooth sailing depending upon your chosen profession. To which boat one found his or her self was directly related to how…show more content…
Reich also uses a form and substance argument about occupants of the second boat, in that as demographics change as the decline in the birth rate after the baby boom would propagate through and generate opportunities for older in-person servers that would not otherwise be available to them, he then accurately predicts the situation current Americans find themselves, the increasing numbers of elderly people will
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