Monday, November 24, 2014

Logical Fallacies of the Public's Views on the Poor

        Many rich Americans believe, may it be off of self-justification or assumption that other people that are well off than them are because those people do not work hard. In saying this, people think they work harder than others and deserve their wealth, even if handed down from their parents. The assumption that is being made here is based on the logical fallacies of appealing to probability. This is taking something for granted because it is believed to probably be the case. It is said, at a young age, that if you work hard you get rewarded. If someone is in a lower class family, parents each with multiple jobs, based on the idea previously stated, the family should be rewarded with less work, but yet many can still barely get by. People believe things that are easiest for themselves to believe, which alone is another fallacy. Many people work very hard and were put into bad situations young, people who were born into financially stable families should be grateful, as I am for mine. There ya go, two fallacies and a life lesson

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I totally agree with you. I hate how unjust our society is, because even if a person works really hard to get somewhere because they come from a lower status family, it will still take more and more work to continue to reach the same level of comfort as a family of higher socio-economic class.