In the first article the authors speak about what the major factors of poverty are. The number one reason is the imbalance in the distribution of wealth because the rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. They also say that the military also aggravates the causes because they spend so much money on valuable recourses on the production of tools and weapons that cause human destruction. The only thing I dont agree with is that I dont believe that the military are wasting that money. They are putting that money and those recourses in good use.
You never know when we will get pushed into another war. Without the deadly tools for human destruction in a war we would probably get our butts kicked and then we wouldnt have to worry about anything. Race is another factor of poverty. Tools for this mechanism include segregation and discrimination. African Americans are segregated from the upper class because they dont get the higher paying jobs that the white Caucasian male receives. They also cant get a good big house even if they had the money because the landlords jack up the price of the real state.
In the second article the authors talk about how the average working class is mostly ignored. Not only does the upper class ignore the so-called average working class but the media also does so. They ignore this class in the fact that on the news they always get potraid as low life drugies majority of the time. Even on talk shows they rather interview the upper class on normal topics and they interview the working class on so called problem topics. Because of this people believe that this class is nothing but low life.