Money and Power
“ The Invisible Man” by James Fallow, “C.P. 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 doesn’t 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 C.P. 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 couldn’t buy him the clothes so the other kids thought he was poor. People can’t be
poor and have power. Low-income families don’t 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 life’s 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 possible that similar “compassionate” rhetoric might yet play a part in the general election” (Fallows 357). The e...