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Work and the Economy

1) How does the political-economic system affect the problems related to the American economy and work? Discuss the contradiction between the ideology and the reality of work in America. How does the status of the economy affect the quality of life in the workplace? Do you agree or disagree with the following quote, â??Some critics say that Americans expect too much from their work. They not only want good pay, they want their jobs to be fulfilling.â? (Lauer & Lauer, 2008, p. 313 ) Why or why not? Support your claims with examples from scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

2) The three functions of education are: creating good and effective citizens, providing the possibility for upward mobility, and facilitating individual development. Can you relate to any of these functions for obtaining education? Identify a specific educational issue that you think is affecting work environments the most. Can this problem be avoided or resolved in the workplace? If you were an employer, how would you overcome this issue? Support your claims with examples from scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

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The political-economic system affects the problems related to the American economy and work, due to the fact that the politics involved with providing jobs for American workers invariably affects the economy in a number ways, which will subsequently affect work. Large corporations are presently outsourcing a great deal of their work, and are employing individuals other than Americans. Due to the fact that our American economic system is based on capitalism and free enterprise, there is little that we can legally do to stop this outsourcing. Since the constituents that finance the campaigns of politicians are usually big corporations, these politicians must keep their constituents happy and content by supporting policies that are favorable to these corporations. The tremendous amount of outsourcing is having a detrimental effect on workers in America, and thereby the American economy at large. This also affects many Americans'work, due to the fact that many employers are cutting back their labor force due to trying economic conditions, and competition from foreign ...

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