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Elite justification

  1. 1. Justification of Inequality by Elite? Jeff Smith Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. The Facts• The Top 1% are usingtheir money and authorityto stay at the top.• Why is this happening? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Schooling• With educational attainment going increasingly to the children of the affluent and educated it increases the wage gap more.• We appear to be developing a self- perpetuating elite that reaps a greater and greater share of financial rewards. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Poor Schools• The National Education Association has made an effort to eliminate any contract language that forces the best teachers to schools with high- needs (rich schools).• Better schools for poorer communities would dramatically increase the potential for success regardless of race or gender. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Inequality in the Workplace• The median female income has risen faster than the male median, growing from about two-fifths in 1960 to three-fifths in 2008.• Still, women remain over-represented among low income earners and under- represented among the super rich.• WHY? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. The Cost of Being A Mother• Working mothers not only earn less than men, but also less per hour than childless women.• “The pay gap between mothers and non-mothers under age thirty-five is now larger than the wage gap between young men and women.” (K& O-R 340)• Women have a greater likelihood of interrupting their careers for childbearing and other family work. This makes females a poorer long-term human-capital investment for a company. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Family• “…But fathers with working wives, who presumably had a few more domestic responsibilities, earned almost 20 percent less. There it is again: a 20 percent family wage gap.” (K& O-R 342).• The reason given by executives is that fathers from dual-career families put in an average of two fewer hours per week (4% less) than men whose wives were at home. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
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  9. 9. Article 1• The Paradox of the New Elite• http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/opinio n/sunday/social-inequality-and-the-new- elite.html?pagewanted=all Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. Article 2• For Women in the Workplace, an ‘Upgrade Problem’• http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/world/ europe/27iht-women27.html? pagewanted=all Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Brick Lane• Nazneen is forced to marry Chanu• Nazneen tries to adapt to her situation, to obey her husband and be content.• However, she learns through friends and her daughters over time that she doesn’t have to be content with this lifestyle. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. Change• It only makes sense to hire people based on their experience/skill and to pay based on solely on that.• I believe that for serious change to happen people will have to bring it to court. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. The Future• “In their impatience for change, these women often forget that their rise to becoming half or more of the work force in many places took place recently — in the past 50 to 60 years.” (Clark).• In the years to come women will hold more elite positions in the workforce and society in general. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 13
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