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Stakeholder Society Social equality has long been a dream of many Americans It would be wonderful to live in a society where everyone had equal or nearly equal opportunities but the United States will never be the land of equal opportunity because it is just not going to happen because we have been socially stratified for too long to ever be equal However as Ackerman and Alstott propose in The Stakeholder Society we may be able to offer Americans an equal monetary offering from the government but is this going to work Ackerman and Alstott propose to simply raise taxes 2 and give every American eighty thousand dollars sometime in there twenties considering that they are stable minded and graduated from high school Recipients would not receive the eighty thousand dollars in one lump sum but over a period of a few years When the recipient dies if they have sufficient funds they repay the eighty thousand dollars back to the government where it will be used for redistribution At first this sounds like a great idea however there are many underlying problems First of all there are way too many irresponsible people who will blow their money on toys such as new cars electronics or on drugs and become drug addicts Giving a check for twenty thousand dollars to a twenty-five year old and telling them that they can do whatever they please with it is pretty brave Giving large handouts will also teach people to spend irresponsibly and not manage their money They will not know what to do when the money runs out and they are still earning seven dollars an hour at some job that they hate Instead of giving any twenty-some year old American eighty thousand dollars I believe the government should provide a program to provide funding government funding for college Every American should be able to go to college for free This is the time when
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