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Sociology Final

By | July 2011
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Bhavesh Chhiboo
Final Paper
Due Date: May 7th, 2011

Final Paper
Let’s Put an End to Corporate Power and Greed

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that scares me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed”—Abraham Lincoln. It seems that today these corporations have taken charge and control of a lot more than just their company and we need to come to a conclusion to end this corporate drive for money and success. Our country has been driven to the point of outsourcing companies because of the amount of money you can generate with cheaper costs. These days more and more of the corporate powers are migrating in search of cheap labor and huge profits, carrying away with them the primary sources of living of many people. As we saw in Roger and Me, General Motors replaced it’s Flint plant to open new ones in Mexico, laying off 30,000 workers in the process. Flint quickly turned into a 'ghost' town with poverty taking its toll on the common people. The rich got richer, while the poor became poorer. By this time the conditions had become so bad that the Money Magazine described Flint as the worst American city to live in. How homelessness as a problem is now not going away and relegated to minimum wage jobs these people have very little choices left. In ‘Pets or Meat: The return to Flint,’ Michael Moore continues his onslaught on corporate powers by beginning with the warning that the material in this film may be offensive to "young children, vegetarians and General Motors corporate shareholders." This lay off due to outsourcing has put so many individuals and families in a bind and struggle to live. While viewing Roger and Me, job lay off has been steadily...

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