By Lee A. Jacobus
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This writer took issue with Galbraith from the start, all the while admitting that something had to be done to help the poor. His views are more in line with Andrew Carnegie’s because he admired the way Carnegie worked to improve society by creating libraries and other socially beneficial institutions. But in Andrew Carnegie’s time, jobs were plentiful and the causes of poverty were somewhat different from what they might be today. The overall society was less affluent, but there was a brand-new population of the superwealthy, and Carnegie was in some measure speaking directly to them.
Questioning Galbraith. Alice’s essay was primarily a response to a theory that she was trying to understand in personal terms. The following is an examination of a social problem that faces many countries. John Kenneth Galbraith in “The Position of Poverty” (p. 507) establishes some positions that he uses to clarify how poverty works in a modern society. He argues that in a society in which the majority is poor, politicians will support reform and major help for those in poverty. But in a society such as ours, in which the poor are a minority, politicians will not support reform but will instead focus on the concerns of the majority.
3) Machiavelli has been said to have a cynical view of human nature. (4) His rhetorical method is to discuss both sides of an issue: cruelty and mercy, liberality and stinginess. (8) He uses aphorisms to persuade the reader that he is saying something wise and true. (9) With these observations in mind, the reader knows that the selection that follows will be concerned with governance in Renaissance Italy. The question of ends versus means is central to Machiavelli’s discussion, and he does not idealize people and their general goodness.
A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers (9th Edition) by Lee A. Jacobus