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Money and Power The Invisible Man by James Fallow CP Ellis by Studs Terkel and Thinking Critically Challenging Culture Myths by Gary Colombo All three of these essays have a common point to them If you look at them in a different light you could say that each talks about power and the rich man If someone has a lot of money they can persuade people to things that the person that has the money beliefs in they can donate it to a government official who has the same belief system that the rich person has They can persuade businesses government officials or people to do things that the rich guy wants Money brings extreme power if someone that doesnt have money would need to be that much smarter Everyone wants power if somebody has that power they would want more of it People think money equal power and most of the time that is correct In CP Ellis My father worked hard but never had enough money to buy decent clothes When I went to school I never seemed to have adequate clothes to wear I always left school late afternoon with a sense of inferiority Terkel 262 Inferiority in a sense means having no power or not fitting in In the case of Ellis his father couldnt buy him the clothes so the other kids thought he was poor People cant be poor and have power Low-income families dont have the resources to participate in society other than basic needs This non-involument in society causes them to be controlled by others These others include government official who need money to run for office Once elected they gain more power over the lifes of the low-income families All the rich people have the wealth to get support elected officials In Fallows he stated Why is the current politics of wealth and poverty seemingly about wealth alone It is
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