Wrong About Welfare An analysis of the Judge Judy episode “Judge Judy Versus The Welfare State” reveals facts about one person receiving welfare. This specific episode shows a lazy and unemployed male who is on welfare, making the entire welfare state out to be the same as him. People who are from the inner city or from reservations are often on welfare, and they also happen to be unemployed. While on welfare it’s not impossible to get a job at the same time, but that is exactly what welfare recipients need to do. People who are on welfare have the highest unemployment rate in the United States. Welfare is a touchy subject amongst Americans, but they seem to have no problem at all with corporate subsidies. What is more dangerous here, welfare or subsidies? Welfares main goal has always been to help people in need, and get them back on their feet. This seems like it would be the perfect plan to get society back on their feet and working hard, but that is not the case. In the past years welfare recipients have grown progressively more lazy, and feel they do not need to work because the government will take care of them. Just recently the welfare agency decided to make a change from their original policy and focus more on getting their recipients employed. More than 10,600 welfare recipients in South Carolina have been employed since the change in agency has taken place (Smith). The people that are actually getting jobs are still on welfare, but they are working hard to get off welfare and support themselves. These people are different from the specific man shown in the episode “Judge Judy versus Welfare State” and this proves that not all welfare recipients are the same as this man. One stereotype that is often made is people on welfare are of the African american or Native american race. In this Judge Judy episode the man shown is African American and can’t afford his rent. The government gives this man enough money through welfare to easily pay his rent, and still have enough money to live. He was using this money to pay for his own personal spending money. African Americans are already stereotyped into the category of being on welfare, but this man makes them all out to be lazy and unemployed. A lot of inner city African Americans are on welfare, some may need the extra money, but some are dependent on it, and don’t see the need to work for their money at all. Many people who are dependent on welfare are likely to be that way because of their work experience or test scores. Less than one out of every eight welfare recipients has received any schooling beyond high school. A lot of jobs that pay a decent amount of money require some type of schooling beyond high school, making it very difficult for people who did not get advanced schooling to get a job with a decent amount of revenue coming in. One negative aspect that welfare used to possess was that it was difficult for recipients to become productive members of society. Alas, congress passed a bill replacing the Aid to families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the new Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) program. While on the TANF program recipients have to go on job searches, take part in community service, and on the job training as a condition upon receiving money. Two dramatic changes were noticed after recipients realized they had to work in order to receive the favors. Half of the people receiving welfare left rapidly when they realized they had to work, and the other half noticed a drop in the child poverty rate. The rate of child poverty fell from 20.8 percent to 16.3 percent in just five years(Burtless). The upkeep of reservations is very poor, and the abuse of alcohol is very high. Being put into the category of lazy and unemployed often happens to native americans. Native americans are often stereotyped because of their high poverty, and unemployment rates. This does not account for all native americans, just native americans…
cars, they may use taxes and charges as well as subsidies if the first policy does not work.
A subsidy is a contribution from the government towards something that has positive outcomes. An example of a subsidy is if the government pay half of the fees for creating bus passes, so the bus passes are offered to the public for cheaper as they have a decreased cost. If the government wants to increase demand for electric cars, they may use a subsidy. The government could contribute towards the cost…
Discuss whether governments should subsidies food prices.
A Subsidy is a sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low. L1 Market failure is any and every time that a free market (left to its own devices and totally free from government interventions) fails to lead to the best or optimum use of the scarce resources or factors of production. L1 Merit goods such as food products will be always under…
Firstly, Corporate culture is a spiritual culture, it is the centripetal force, the whole enterprise together. This is because the corporate culture is after the test of time, constantly sum up, recognized by corporate members. It out on behalf of a business, can be said of the other signs of the enterprise; inward manifestation of cohesion, where all members of the beliefs, and it can contribute to all the members toward the same goal.
Second, corporate culture is the culture of an institution…
Building Corporate Reputation
through Corporate Governance
c e d o m i r l j ub o j evi c
Faculty for Service Management Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
gordana l jubojevi c
Higher School of Professional Business Studies Novi Sad, Serbia
The authors of the article deal with mutual relations of corporate
governance and corporate reputation. The aim of this paper is to
show that corporate governance design is in the function of better
corporate reputation and to test the perceived…
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly discussed and recognized as essential as to existence of the corporations. In this contemporary world corporations are expected to report not only their accounting profits but also their social and environmental responsibility. Corporate social responsibility reporting is an emerging field at the global level, which is on its way of gaining its position as a mandatory business practice. However many of the…
Fossil fuel subsidies 'killing UK's low-carbon future'
£2.6bn yearly incentive favours investment in carbon at the expense of green energy, says thinktank
theguardian.com, Thursday 7 November 2013 07.00 GMT
Oil tanker being moved into position at Fawley Refinery in Southampton. Photograph: Peter Titmuss/Alamy
Britain is "shooting itself in the foot" by subsidising its coal, oil and gas industries by $4.2bn (£2.6bn) a year even as government reviews the "green levies" on energy bills which…
Will Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) continue to be ignored as businesses try to get out of the economic crisis?
Corporate social responsibility is an important feature of the business environment. It involves the commitment that businesses make in order to improve the local community, the quality of their workforce and behave ethically However, the definition of Corporate Social Responsibility can be argued because it has changed over the centuries. A challenging view of Corporate Social…
Before I attempt to answer these question on corporate giving base on my research-here are some personal thoughts. I believe that personal giving should come from the heart and be for sole purpose of helping someone in need, being socially responsible. This however is not the reason most of us give to charities. The act of giving itself is satisfying to most of us, it satisfies some of our most undesirable characteristics. It makes us feel good, it approve our superiority…
Agricultural subsidies and tariffs have been widely debated for several years and this is an issue that is not going away. There is no doubt that the subsidies and tariffs have benefits for some while simultaneously being detrimental to others. The chief area of concern is regarding the faceoff between developed nations, such as the United States and the European Union, and underdeveloped or growing nations, such as Brazil and African nations. What essentially is occurring is that a developed nation…
Title: Corporate Governance
Conduct a review of the governance of your organisation (or one with which you are familiar) in the form of a report to the Chairman (or President) of the Governing Board of Directors. In the brief report use the concepts, tools and techniques learned in this subject to review the structure, process and effectiveness of the governance of the organisation and make recommendations for appropriate improvements.