Economic Problems & Issues/ Week 5 – Discussion

Economic Problems & Issues/ Week 5 – Discussion 1

Economic Problems & Issues

Discussion 1

Earlier in class, we saw how the western European economies, especially of France, has higher living standards than we do. One of the reasons is they do not have the severe “economic underclass” as well as crime in inner cities problems we do that cost so much money. Therefore they can afford their great benefits. Check out these 3 examples below of our inner city problems, and an attempt to make situation better. 

Camden Doctor and Organization Makes National News in Healthcare Reform

This is a small movement towards what they have in France, England etc. as per movie Sicko—.

Short 10 minute Video on PBS 

From page 1 of (Trenton) The Times on Memorial Day May 28, 2012, on Dr. Brenner’s work– 

How about this!—-




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Some western European economies have higher living standards than the Americans.  This is because they do not have a severe economic underclass that pulls the economy down. The problem with the American economy is a large inequality in income that has seen the rise of a poor middle class.  For example, in Mercer country most of the problems addressed in the given link work negatively against the economy. There are mostly issues of crime and related cases that drive the economy backwards. Instead of money being used to bring economic gain to the society, it is used to solve problems that the society has created…


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