贫富差距 Gap between the Rich and the Poor 英语作文

Now there is a widespread concern in China over the widening gap between the rich and the poor. We are surprised to learn that a pop singer can make over a hundred thousand yuan for one performance overnight, while it may take an average farmer his lifetime to earn that much.

The cause lies in three aspects. First, the gap is the result of the economic reform. Some seize the opportunities and become millionaires by working hard and meanwhile the slow development in agriculture hinders the farmers from raising their living standards and the closedown of many state-owned enterprises renders the jobless poverty-stricken. Second, the current distributing of income is not scientific and reasonable, thus widening the income difference.

Third, while most make money honestly, there are some dishonest businessmen and government officials who have accumulated large fortunes by illegal ways. To narrow the gap, the government should take effective actions to help the poor, and meanwhile strictly enforce laws to eliminate corruption in government. On the other hand, reform on income distribution should be carried out and strict income taxation should be made more workable and effective to narrow people's income gap.

And finally, the traditional "law of value" and "principle of more pay for more work" should have their final say.

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