1)Seccombe suggests that poverty is a structural problem. But are individuals not also responsible for their own economic circumstances? Why or why not? Whose responsibility is it to take care of poor children? Is it the personal responsibility of their parents? Or is it the responsibility of society? Who is “society,” and is “society” willing or able to pay these costs? What evidence do you have to support your response? Your initial contribution needs to address the questions above by stating your stance on poverty, supporting that stance, and answering the additional questions. 180 words
2) Schor examines the principles of plenitude and &quot;BAU&quot; economic activity. Describe the principles of plenitude and apply what you have observed or experienced that support or refutes Schor’s assertions? 180 words
a) Nickel and Dimed takes place in 1998-2000, a time of unprecedented prosperity in America. Look at the current Living Wage calculator for your town from this website: http://livingwage.mit.edu/. Focus on the living wage as it relates to you. This is if you are single look at that number or if you have family look at that number. Based on your current income (please do NOT disclose your income in the discussion post) do you think this living wage is realistic? Explain.
Now compare the living wage of your town with a city or county which you know is different from your own (it could be more urban or rural or a better or worse economy). How does their living wage compare to your town? Again, explain if it is realistic. Your initial contribution needs to address the questions above by stating your stance on poverty, supporting that stance, and answering the additional questions.
b) Have you ever held a job the Ehrenreich described? If so, do you agree with her description of the specific job?
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