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It is in the news everyday that poverty is getting worse in this country Many Americans live below the poverty level and along with poverty homelessness is soon to follow People in this country due to limited resources are making the hard choice everyday They are frequently unable to pay for housing food child care health care and education In most families it is housing which absorbs a high proportion of income So when there is little money it is the housing that has to be abandoned Since there are so many Americans are living at or below poverty level many families are a paycheck away from living on the streets All it takes is an unforeseen illness or accident and it starts a domino effect First the person no longer has a job then is unable to meet their monthly obligations reducing the family to homelessness Two factors help account for increasing poverty and homelessness eroding employment opportunities for large segments of the workforce and the declining value and availability of public assistance Low-wage workers have been particularly hard hit by wage trends Factors contributing to wage declines include a steep drop in the number and bargaining power of unionized workers erosion in the value of the minimum wage a decline in manufacturing jobs and the corresponding expansion of lower-paying service-sector employment In addition globalization has played an important role Many manufacturing companies have moved their manufacturing sites to Mexico because of cheaper labor Corporations do have a responsibility to the American people to provide jobs to the very people that they expect to purchase their products and buy their stock Peter Singer describes this as taking care of ones own1 Although he was describing this in the terms of overseas aid it fits well in this situation If corporations expect the citizens of the United States to buy their products and their stock then it only stands to reason that the
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