Some people said the government shouldn't put money on building theatres and sports stadiums, they should spend more money on medical care and education. Agree or not agree?
Government, as the controller of the macroeconomy, usually put large amount of money on building theatres and sports stadiums to stimulate the consumption. Especially when globle economy is in recession, stimulation is one of the methods for government to catch the economy’s fall. However, to my opinion, government should spend more money on medical care and education.
For men, health and education are the basic elements for development. We often say health is the best wealth. Without health, even if you are a millionaire you will not enjoy your life. The society needs more medical care to ensure people to live happily and create more fortune. This is a physical base for development of society. The spiritual foundation should be obtained from education. Only with more knowledge, can we catch up with the improvement of economy, society and technology. We need healthy people and brilliant minds to change our world into a better one. Theatres and sports stadiums are signs for higher standard of living. Compared with the basic development factors, they are minor.
Insufficiency in medical care and education will impose great stress on poor people and produce unstable factors for society. If government invested too much on recreational places, it has to lessen the expenditure on medical care and education since the total amount of distributable money will not be changed. Such action will do little influence on riches, but affect poors greatly. They can’t take out money from their own pockets to see doctors nor pursue higher education. Dissatisfaction for government will arise gradually. Then, how long the government can exist with the society fluctuated?
To make all people live and work in peace and contentment and to be a long-last power, government should do more to secure people’s basic rights. Establishments for improving living standards are in second place.
v108 Some people said the government shouldn't put money on building theatres or
sports stadiums but should spend more money on medical care and education. Do you
agree or not agree?
Theatres and sports stadiums are facilities with the purpose of enriching people’
s spiritual life. However, some people claim that the government should spend mor
e money on medical care and education rather than on such recreational programs.
As a matter of fact, these people fail to realize the essence of this issue. I di
sagree with this statement for the following reasons.
First, with the development of society, the basic material needs for people has m
ainly satisfied, a more important task for the government is to improve people’s
spiritual life. Human beings differ from other animal species in that we live no
t only for prolonging our lives, but also for spiritual pursuit.
Second, entertainment projects contribute to the development of economy, as well
as collect money to solve people’s basic needs. An typical example can be found
in the fact that every country is eager to win the right of hold the Olympics mai
nly because of the economic benefits it brings. Another example is that many spor
ts and cultural activities have donated a considerable amount of fun for benefic
Last but not least, entertainment and cultural services also play an important ro
le in education as well as improvement of people’s health. As the living standar
d enhance, people tend to not only go to school for education, but also go to the
atres to receive another form of education. Sport facilities such as stadiums pro
vide opportunities for people to exercise their body.
According to the reasons I give above, it can be concluded that entertainment and
cultural constructions are worth building. The statement that government shouldn
’t put money on them is invalid.