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1 Work, Education, and Power Documentary Essay Name Institution Course Professor Date 2 Work, Education, and Power Documentary Essay The documentary, “Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream” demonstrates the power inequality in the United States. The inequality has been created by the power capitalism in the country. The power is concentrated on the richest citizens. It is not equally shared as the American Dream outlines. The billionaires in the country are the owners of power. They continue increasing their power and wealth (Foster & Gibney, 2012). This causes a great imbalance in the country since billionaires constitute a small proportion of Americans. Many people in the country depend on food stamps. The American Dream envisions a country where people across all socio-economic classes will be parties in power-sharing. The documentary shows that America is far from this dream. This is because the rich are the only parties in the power-sharing deals. They finance the presidential campaigns. The poor who cannot finance the campaigns remains excluded in the power-sharing. As a result, the economic inequality in the United States increase. Power-sharing today is not different from how it has been demonstrated in the documentary. Government Power Sharing Historically, the rich people in America have been predominant in power. They are the ones who have been sharing power. These people own great income-producing businesses. They have interests in natural resources, finance, and oil. Most presidents’ family has been having notable business interests in the country (Werner, 2021). Others come from families that have a history of leadership. This makes America look like an oligarchy instead of a democracy. The power-sharing in 2016 and 2020 has not been much different from that in 2012. Power-sharing starts during the campaign period and is concluded after winning an election. However, significant power-sharing is done after elections when the president is establishing a new 3 administration. The rich have been influencing the power-sharing arrangements (Haass, 2021). The corporations and individuals who financed the presidential campaigns of the winning candidate influence the choices of the president’s appointees. Sometimes, they recommend certain individuals to be appointed to the cabinet. In this regard, the government power in America today is still shared among the political and economic elites. For example, the government power during the Trump administration was shared among billionaires. President Trump and Vice President Pence and many members of the Cabinet were economic elites (Werner, 2021). In the current administration, the president and the vice president are political elites. They have been in political leadership for a long time. Most of the members of the cabinet have been in leadership. Hence, power has been shared among the rich like in the past. Article 1 The power-sharing in Biden’s era has followed the historic political capitalism. However, President Biden is determined to ensure that people across all socio-economic classes enjoy power. In line with his slogan, “Build Back Better”, President Biden is doing projects that benefit people across all demographic groups (Packer, 2021). Most of Biden’s policies are on social spending. That way, the taxes paid by the rich benefit the poor. By doing this, the monopoly of the rich has been reduced. COVID-19 relief is a good example. It has benefited nearly every working family. President Biden has at many times assured Americans that he wants to change America’s narrative. America has been different in the four dominant narratives (Packer, 2021). He was to introduce the fifth narrative which he calls, “fair shake”. In this narrative, the power ought to be shared across all social and economic classes. To this end, most of the policies executed by the Biden Administration focus on people experiencing social inferiority and 4 economic difficulties (Packer, 2021). The fifth narrative envisions an equal America, where all Americans will be morally equal. Political and social power in the current administration is not shared the same. The political power is shared among the political elites. However, people of all walks of life are engaged in the sharing of social power. Biden’s Administration is concerned with the equality of all Americans. It wants all people to take part in the economic and political life. In this regard, the administration has put in place many policies that will increase people’s wealth. The minimum wage requirement is one of these policies. Article 2 Power in America is shared among a handful of people. These are billionaires with notable interests in nearly every business in America. They have a lot of influence in the election process and ultimately the outcomes. These people conspire with some government bodies. Collectively, they are known as “deep state” (Mayer, 2021). They use various manipulative tricks to ensure that their candidates of choice have won elections. This is so that they can share power. Unfortunately, doing this reduces election integrity. It is the reason why the Republicans complained that their victory was stolen. Election integrity is one of the pillars of democracy. The power-sharing formula currently practiced in America is the one to blame for the many unsubstantiated voter fraud claims. These claims will undermine America’s democracy (Mayer, 2021). It will demotivate the electorates. This is because the electorates will think that their vote does not count. Such thinking is not good. Elections can be made fair and accurate if government power-sharing is done differently. Conclusion 5 There has been inequality in sharing of government power. The political and economic elites have been the ones exercising power. The documentary shows that the government is dominated by rich people. The rich use power to maintain and increase their wealth. Certainly, this increases inequality in society. Power-sharing during the Trump and Biden administrations has not been much different from the past. However, Biden’s administration is determined in ensuring that people across all demographics enjoy power. The administration is pursuing a narrative that seeks to establish an equal America. The sharing of power among the rich only is the cause of voter fraud claims. Since a handful of rich people are influencing election outcomes, the candidate that loses makes voter fraud claims. Certainly, these doubts on electoral integrity are threats to America’s integrity. 6 References Foster, B. (Producer). & Gibney, A. (Director). (2012). Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream [Video File]. Retrieved from https://syr.kanopy.com/product/parkavenue-money-power-american-dream Haass, F. (2021). The democracy dilemma. Aid, power-sharing governments, and post-conflict democratization. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 38(2), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0738894219830960 Mayer, J. (2021, August 9). The Big Money Behind the Big Lie. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/09/the-big-money-behind-the-biglie Packer, G. (2021, August 15). The Fifth Narrative: Can the Biden administration build a more equal America? The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/bidens-agenda-is-equalamerica/619751/ Werner, J. (2021, July 9). Does America Really Support Democracy—or Just Other Rich Democracies? Retrieved from https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/202107-09/does-america-really-support-democracy-or-just-other-rich Sociology 101 Summer Session 2 – 2021 Assignment 5: This week we have been discussing demography and environmental sociology. This assignment is an opportunity to combine the two. Below I have provided four maps. The first is a map of life expectancy at birth by US census tracts between 2010 and 2015. Dark red represents the worst life expectancy (where people live the shortest lives) and dark blue represents the best life expectancy (where people live the longest). The second map shows the overall environmental quality (land and air pollution) by county, 2006-2010. In this map, red is poor environmental quality and dark blue is the best environmental quality. The third map identifies which counties have high minority populations. The final map represents poverty levels by county or 2013-2017. Deep purple represents counties where more than 30% of the population lives under the federal poverty line. Your assignment is to use these four maps and what you learned from our readings and videos from this week to analyze the relationship between demography (mortality & race, specifically), poverty, and environmental quality. Be specific! Your assignment should be three pages long, double-spaced, 12-font. This assignment is due Sunday, August 15 at 11:59 pm. Rubric: 10 points total 1 point – formatting 1 point – grammar, spelling, organization, citations 2 points – Direct comparisons of the four maps 6 points – Use of the readings/videos to describe what you think explains the relationships you see in the maps. INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT This is an agreement (“Agreement”) is made by and between ______Intern_________ (“Intern” or “you”), and Hallwood Media, LLC (“Company”). 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Dark red represents the worst life expectancy (where people live the shortest lives) and dark blue represents the best life expectancy (where people live the longest). The second map shows the overall environmental quality (land and air pollution) by county, 2006-2010. In this map, red is poor environmental quality and dark blue is the best environmental quality. The third map identifies which counties have high minority populations. The final map represents poverty levels by county or 2013-2017. Deep purple represents counties where more than 30% of the population lives under the federal poverty line. Your assignment is to use these four maps and what you learned from our readings and videos from this week to analyze the relationship between demography (mortality & race, specifically), poverty, and environmental quality. Be specific! Your assignment should be three pages long, double-spaced, 12font. This assignment is due Sunday, August 15 at 11:59 pm. Rubric: 10 points total 1 point – formatting 1 point – grammar, spelling, organization, citations 2 points – Direct comparisons of the four maps 6 points – Use of the readings/videos to describe what you think explains the relationships you see in the maps.
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Global Sociology Map Essay
Relationship between Demography (Mortality & Race) and Poverty
Based on the maps, two-way interaction between demography (mortality & race) and
poverty displays that ethnic communities with low household incomes were most likely exposed
to a higher mortality rate. This means that minority groups such as African Americans with
household incomes below one hundred and twenty-five percent poverty were at the highest risk
for overall mortality. The specific vulnerability of Blacks residing in counties such as Gwinnett
might be attributed to many sources. Marital status, level of income, and labor market are key
aspects that have accounted for the gap in mortality rate between the Blacks and majority ethnic
communities. People with low income are at greater risk of mortality given that they seem to be
exposed to limited favorable health outcomes (Kanopy, 2021). This means that they are most
likely affected by diseases as compared to individuals with higher incomes. However, the low
labor market enhances mortality by impacting their mental health. Furthermore, it exposes the
Blacks to chronic communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes among others. In fact, chronic
diseases lead to the premature death of individuals of their working age.
The other factor which increases the probability of dying among the Blacks with low
income is participating in health behaviors linked with mortality at young ages. On the other
hand, predictors of low mo...


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