TITLE

Our League For Improving the Rich

AUTHOR(S)
Day, Clarence
PUB. DATE
November 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on efforts of the U.S. government to improve the life of poor people. The lives of the rich have met certain prejudices, even among benevolent people. They grant that many rich people are unhappy and lead miserable lives, but nevertheless they make these assertions that when people are distressingly rich it must be their own fault. Nobody has to stay rich if he'll just make an effort. This article presents several cases where the U.S. has fought against poverty. One case was of a wealthy and ignorant girl, who was found one cold morning exhibiting toy dogs at a show. The dogs had been eating heartily, but the poor girl was living on raw carrots, for her complexion. After a friendly study had been made of her case, her money was quietly taken away by degrees, this being accomplished with the aid of an old family lawyer, who became genuinely interested in helping her out in this way; and when she had thus reached a healthfully destitute state, a husband was found for her in the janitor of a Hoboken flat.
ACCESSION #
14521602

 

Related Articles

  • A Snapshot of the Wealthy...….  // Journal of Financial Planning;Aug2000, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p26 

    Provides statistical information on the new wealth class in the United States for the 21st century.

  • The More Things Change...  // Atlantic;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 297 Issue 6, p54 

    The article focuses on a Pew Research Center report which claims the rate of self-reported happiness in the United States has not changed in thirty years. Various demographic groups are cited and compared, including rich people consistently being happier than the poor, churchgoers moreso than...

  • Head of Its Class(es). O'Sullivan, John // National Review;4/2/2001, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p24 

    The article focuses on changes taking place in the U.S. class system. There has been a fairly dramatic transformation of the American class system. The workers have become rich and therefore conservative; and the rich are becoming less conservative to spite them. In the U.S., the class conflict...

  • Extended Measures of Well-Being: Meeting Basic Needs.  // Family Economics & Nutrition Review;2001, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p108 

    Focuses on a study which discussed extensions on the measures on the basic needs for well-being in households in the United States as presented in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Factors associated with the difficulty in meeting basic needs; How families who rent homes...

  • On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country. Islam, T. M. Tonmoy; Minier, Jenny; Ziliak, James P. // Southern Economic Journal;Jan2015, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p653 

    We examine differences in income within the United States, and the regions of persistent poverty that have arisen, using a newly assembled county-level data set linking 19th century Census data with contemporary data. We identify the roles of current differences in aggregate production...

  • Rise (Numerically) of the Have-Nots. Dolliver, Mark // Adweek;10/1/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 35, p29 

    The article discusses the results from a study conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which found that Americans are more inclined to recognize a sharp social divide within the United States than in years past. The study asked people whether the U.S. is split into...

  • 1944.  // Progressive;Apr2009, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p49 

    The article presents information on various developments related to the U.S. socio-economic conditions in 1944. It informs that racial minorities, who had been employed to meet manpower demands of the war, feared that they will have to return to the status of second-class citizens after the war...

  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GATES.  // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2006, Issue 161, p59 

    The article points out that the U.S. is a gated society with the gates open to those who play by the rules, but closed to those who belong to the underclass. The underclass have become a minority of the minority. They have practically been dropped from society and its expectations. Moreover,...

  • "Culture" and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: The Prevention Paradox. Ludwig, Jens; Mayer, Susan // Future of Children;Fall2006, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p176 

    Many U.S. policymakers support changing the "culture" of poor parents to encourage marriage, work, and religion as a means to end the intergenerational transmission of poverty. In this article Jens Ludwig and Susan Mayer review and evaluate research on how parental work, marriage, and religion...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics