When everyone only focuses on a few select ideas that have taken over the media at the time, it becomes too communal and a well disguised method of conformity. Oftentimes, people realize the repetitiveness of fads and mainstream concepts, but take part in them anyways, to have something to say in conversations, or simply to fit in
Political philosophers: Jean Jacques Rousseau and Edmund Burke had quite opposing viewpoints, particularly on their political ideals. Rousseau and Burke’s perspectives on what the political system should be are directly influenced by the assumptions held in their personal beliefs on the origins of inequality. While they both articulate their positions, there is a severe lack of evidence and sustenance for the underlying assumptions in Burke’s argument of education and the social hierarchy, which is why Rousseau’s concepts are more compelling. However, when compared economically Burkes concepts have greater value. Rousseau's perspective in the Second Discourse initiated the discussion of inequality by distinguishing between the two types: "moral"
However, naturally, one will only post what he knows others will accept and enjoy just as he does. This, in turn, does the opposite of what social media was intended to do. Instead of allowing expression of unaltered and original ideas, it is a platform of suppressed individualism which only encourages mainstream concepts. Conformity is seen everywhere, society demands it, encourages it. Social Media, News Broadcasters, and the FCC are all examples of underlying ways the top one percent can monitor and manipulate the ways people live their lives.
Auge says that “supermodernity produces non-places”; people inhabit in industrial world behind “plastic and glass” buildings which are “bland and sterile” or in other words, non-places are places that have no closeness or human interaction. Some non-places in our society are leisure places such as shopping malls, or transportation areas such as airports or train stations.
According to Merton, the manifest function has intentional outcomes whereas in the latent function there are unintentional ones. External criticisms of functionalism There are a number of other criticisms of functionalism. One is that functionalism is not in line with scientific thinking and only explains the existence of different societies in terms of their effectiveness. Marxists would add a
“A moral system valid for all is basically immoral.” (Friedrich Nietzsche). As Friedrich Nietzsche claims, the morality does not have a definite boundary between moral and immoral. The morality, “the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong” (Oxford Dictionaries), cannot be defined like two different sides of a coin, but like a sphere, it cannot be told apart. In The Stranger, the concept of morality was approached several times through various incidents, which Monsieur Meursault faces. Monsieur Meursault, the protagonist, places barely any importance on morals and judging behaviors between right and wrong.
Based on this, it is a natural desire to be part of a group. Groups evolve to be unresponsive to changes in their environment and spend too much time copying one another, and not making their own decisions (Exeter 1). On a contained level, mob mentality could include fairly simple acts, such as following internet culture. It is the reason why people copy an absurd beauty fad no matter how outlandish. This is how trends circulate throughout the internet, reaching more and more people in a negative or positive light in a society because of this innate desire to be included and make people feel like they need to be one with the herd.
The second way the paragraph read made it sound incoherent because utility cannot be the measure of value. Smith’s paragraph made sense only in the Ricardian market and therefore explained in terms of supply and demand. But according to the portmanteau definition the paragraph was nonsense, as it says that people would purchase commodities if they had no desire for
But, because turning all these rules into action doesn’t always work well, we see these laws becoming unfair, which resulted in leading David Thoreau being thrown behind bars. Just as I mention before, two of the rhetorical devices Thoreau uses in the passage is anaphora and logos. He repetitively uses the word “It” in the following passage, “It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate.” In the quote above, you can clearly acknowledge that the “It” is referring to the government.
It has expanded its online database to such an extent that everything is available for the customers to purchase with a click of a button. Also, the prices are low in regard with the convenience of the consumer. Monopsony is a market in which a single buyer completely controls the demand for a good. Such a market existing in input markets has a single source demand for such inputs. While the market for any type of good, service, resource, or commodity could, in principle, function as monopsony, this form of market structure tends to be most pronounced for the exchange of factor services.