Social problems are hard to define as they vary through time and place. A social problem may be defined as something that hurts society or people in that society. One main factor that constitutes a social problem is a condition that causes psychic or material suffering for a category of people. In the United States economical inequality seems to be that ever growing condition. The gap between the rich and the poor, and the societal institutions contributing to that gap, is the biggest social problem that Americans face.
"The Gap between the Rich and Poor,"
Perspectives: Vol. 2, Article 5.
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