Joseph Stiglitz, in his bestseller The Price of Inequality
America is no longer the land of opportunity. ‘‘Justice for all’’ is being replaced by ‘‘justice for those who can afford it’’ and the number of people who can afford it is rapidly diminishing. Increasing inequality has already reached its “intolerable” level. Society is divided and polarized. Polarisation of labour force has meant that more money goes to top and more of the people go to bottom. The darkest sides of the market economy that came to the light were the large and growing inequality that has left the American society.
My parent have a 20-years track record of paying income tax, sales tax, property tax, medicaid tax and so on and yet we are still undocumented.
The statement was taken from the bestseller of Nobel prize laureate Prof Joseph Stiglitz ‘The Price of Inequality’. This seems very true when the girl appeared in a TED talk show with huge tears and pain. She was indeed an innocent but a victim of the state. The story begins from America where “our founding fathers believed in the American dream. In fact, non of our founders were born in American. They all became American over time. Many of our nation’s immigrants were paperless … My parent have a 20-years track record of paying income tax, sales tax, property tax, medicaid tax and so on and yet we are still undocumented” Why ? you will find the answer from this TED talk video.
Many of the problems we are facing today are, indeed, state created!