Deadline: June 15, 2011
Type of Award: Essay Contest
Awards Available: 1
Description: The Ryan and Jamie Smith Essay Contest is available to students who are at least 18 years old and enrolled in an accredited educational institution. To enter, you must submit an essay of less than 1000 words answering the following question: "Do you think it is possible to end extreme poverty in the next 30 years? If so, how?"
Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study
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Poverty has always been a problem - in all areas, all states, all eras. For some reason, though in recent decades, crooks found a way to disappropriate and disappropriate monies needed for people, employment, Federal projects, and still not meet the needs of the people.
What is disappropriation? Embezzlement – a word known to many people – also known as white collar theft or crime is another way to talk about ‘disappropriation – in other words, taking money which was already earmarked for a purpose and keeping very quiet about this. Crooks have always had their greasy palms and sticky fingers in the till; talking with other people in regard to the situation revealed that in the general population, construction of new, expensive homes far outweighed the people who had money to spend on new homes, thanks to employment levels sinking and new employment not being created, or being tapped into via some unseen corporate in. All of these things are able to be dealt with and handled but need to be part of a concerted effort put forth involving many, many people.
Instead of the masses being slienced, as in the old, but well known movie called "Silence of the Lambs", more vocal people and a continued outreach campaign directed to get people more involved in all ways could be the answer. There have been trends toward getting people more involved in the decade starting in the year 2000, which is continuing. Education of the people about some of these things to enable the people to respond appropriately with facts, is the true role of journalism, which is often squelched or suppressed or labeled by the crooks as ‘red letter journalism’ or ‘libel’ for revealing the truth, without bias. Faith in God, or a Power Greater than ourselves, effectual leaders, and condemnation of crooks of all types, and setting positive role models and examples as usual, which is old rhetoric, is still the answer.
I think that that people have been ripe to be involved thanks to the many scary things that occurred beyond their control – which could have positive results if utilized properly by the media, and Social Policy people in general.
Summation: “What Kind of Job Are You Looking For?”