Luxurious Imbalance

In the novel Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Towfik, translated by Chip Rossetti, we can see a glimpse of our future if we continue down the path that we are going. This can be related to our own economic system compared to how Utopia’s is. In the novel the society is divided into two societies, the rich and the poor. In our society we have poor, middle class, and upper class our middle class makes a big different to the novel’s society. It is easy to see the imbalance in Utopia because of how drastic the living differences are, but why is it so hard to see the imbalance in our own society? Why can we not see the greed of the upper class, we can’t see how the rich keep their money from taking from the poor, why can’t we see that the poor is growing and the middle class is dropping? These are just a few questions we can ask while reading Utopia. I believe that we will not change we will continue to go down the path we are going, maybe not to Utopia, but close.

“One of them owns everything and the other owns nothing” pg. 82

It seems like in our society, the poor have to help out the poor as well as help the rich. The poor do not have a chance of getting ahead if they have to carry double the weight. Even when we try to get ahead and get better jobs by going to school we end up in thousands of dollars in debt, following us not being able to pay it off and lose even more time and money. An example is how the poor get taxed more than the rich, this is just inequality. The top 20% own so much of the United States wealth that the bottom 40% of the U.S doesn’t even come up on a graph. This is how are world works and this is how it will continue to work, unless we decide to make a change.

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