The there is a rebellion or uprising

The level of inequality creates unrest by those who are disproportionality
disadvantaged.  When there is  a rebellion or uprising it can most likely be
easily linked to inequality of some sort. 
If inequality continues to increase the cycle of a vicious socioeconomic
society with high crime rates, social unrest and instability will
increase.  The number of highlight
educated young people will fall and future of our young children will
fall.  The uneducated minorities will face
an increase likelihood of being incarcerated which will in turn increase the
prison population and the socioeconomic inequalities that coincide with
it.   If the poor continue to be unable to access
the basic necessities to live a quality life, it will invite more social unrest
and insight an uprising.  The continued
socio-economic deprivation of the poor can lead to the destabilization of the
nation.

You
have then think about who makes all of these policies that regulate
incarceration and health and exasperates these inequalities.  Society has become tilted in the direction of the wealthy and haev exerted
disproportionate influence over it.  The average
people in society have slowly lost bargaining power economically and politically.  Politicians
use economic gains to reward others, and these policies impact inequality. Politics
then in term shapes the level of inequality.  Economic inequality feeds politics and drives
our actions and political representation. 
 There was a study conducted that
indicated the presidential administration in power was the biggest political
factor linked to economic inequality. 
Political decisions at the presidential level help determine the rewards
that Americans get from the economy.

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When
prisoners are reintegrated into society after serving their sentence the likelihood
that they receive adequate health care is drastically reduced.  They do not quality for government assistance
and most health care is offered through employers; however, individuals that
have been to prison find it difficult to find employment.  And if by chance they do find employment the
employer does not usually offer adequate health insurance.  The public insurance system along with lack
of affordable access leaves millions of Americans without health insurance.
Most uninsured people are low income families and adults and minorities are
more likely to be uninsured. Studies show that those who are uninsured are less
likely to receive services such as preventative care for major conditions and
chronic diseases.  According article
written by Susan Starr Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle, ” Unlike health-care system
in most other Western countries, the core of America’s health care is increasingly
for profit, employment-based, private insurance.” Gengler discusses the
inequalities of health care.  “Many of
the inequalities I found between the experiences of the families in this study
can be traced not only to inequalities in healthcare provision, but to core
structures of inequality that, as medical sociologist Jo Phelan and her
colleagues have suggested, are “fundamental causes” of health disparities.”

I
believe that the economic inequality has sort of an umbrella affect in regards
to other aspects of society such as mass incarceration, health, politics and
conflict.   America has the highest incarceration rate in
the world.  mass incarceration and
believe the reason to be related to the incarceration on nonviolent drug
offenders and the war on drugs, which is known to be disproportionately harmful
to minorities. According to the article written by Bruce Western and Becky
Pettit, “Between 1920 and 1970 about one-tenth of one percent of Americans were
confined in prison. The prison population increased six fold in the three
decades after 1970.”  Within the aspects
of mass incarceration you also have to look at inequality.  The Beyond Crime and Punishment article also
states that the rate of African American men in prison is significantly higher
than any others.  “Blacks are eight times
more likely to be incarcerated than whites.” 
Incarceration rates brings me to health. 

I
believe the largest problems facing American society that stem from our high
level of inequality are the widening gap between the haves and the haves nots
is increasing.  The consequences of
inequality have been proven to be extremely devastating to our society as a
whole.  This is evident by the top 1% of
the population who are wealthy and continue to be wealthy, mass incarceration,
health, politics and conflicts.  There
are definitely issues within a society when one family owns more wealth than the
bottom 130 million Americans.  The worlds
growing inequality isn’t only morally wrong, but threatens to undermine global
economic growth.  Some say that the
increase of wealth among the top 1 percent helps those people create new jobs
or businesses but the gap undermines economic growth by hampering social
mobility and creating a less educated workforce that’s unable to compete in the
global economy. The elite groups mobilize their resources to ensure global
rules are favorable towards their interests. 
In additional to weaker economic growth and consumer spending,
inequality is linked with other negative trends such as social unrest and
increased health issues.  Jeff Manza
touches on this in his article the new class war, where he states that the “overeducated
elitist snobs” are becoming progressively more detached from the working
class.