Unlike the perspective of Zinn, the Pageant argued that both these acts helped start the transformation from private greed to public need, while Zinn strongly believed that the government legislation was not effective at curbing the corruption, highlighting a difference in perspective. Even though it is true that these acts did set examples for more effective legislation, these acts were still not helpful and did not actually tackle the
Even the negative side effects of their actions led to long term benefits for many. The creation of monopolies led to government intervention in business on behalf of fair competition. The exploitation of workers led to regulations guaranteeing safety codes, minimum wage, abolition of child labor, and the rise of unions. While they did not intend for these things to occur, they are still byproducts of their efforts to build American industry. They set up the country to become, financially speaking, the largest beneficiary of World War I as the U.S. supplied much of the material used to fight the conflict.
The model is creating vast opportunities for the wealthy and stripping away opportunity for the rest of the country. The model is also wreaking havoc on organized labor in the United States. Unions are an important entity in the field of work in which they create more job security for workers and fights for their rights in a collective and organized way. Unions are also the strongest regulatory force that corporations face (Leopold, p. 36). This allows union workers to be protected against greedy corporations.
This is an example of strict laws because it shows how controlling the government is over the society. The strict laws shows how much power the government has over the people. Not only is the in forcing of strict laws made it harder to have individuality, but also the brain washing of their citizens. The Anthem’s society brain washing of their citizens was an easy way to remove their individuality. In Anthem the society brain washed their citizens into thinking their societies way of life was
The reform movement of Progressivism eased the devastating effects of industrial capitalism on citizens and society. Roosevelt used the power of the state to regulate big business and its impact on the economy, politics, and society. Theodore Roosevelts New Nationalism had similar goals Woodrow Wilsons New Freedom in that both were programs for change. They both sought to change the status quo when it came to how the Federal Government, the economy, and society interacted and operated. In both programs offered by the presidents’ small business, middle class, and farmers were essential part of a
“To be a leader means to be able to move masses” (Adolf Hitler). The quote epitomizes both the Nazi party in Germany and the World State in the novel ‘Brave New World’. The Nazi’s and World state exercised propaganda to gain dictatorship and control over their people. It is not difficult for one man or society to dictate millions with the help of advanced technology and propaganda techniques. The propaganda techniques like card stacking, glittering generalities, and plain folks are used in the propaganda of the Nazi party(Adolf Hitler) and the World State .
Marx and Engels wrote that capitalist globalization was completely eroding the foundations of the international system of states in the mid-1840s. Conflict and competition between nation-states had not yet over in their view but the main fault-lines in future looked certain to revolve around the two main social classes: the national bourgeoisie, which controlled different systems of government, and an increasingly cosmopolitan proletariat. Over revolutionary action, the international proletariat would insert the Enlightenment principles of liberty, equality and fraternity in an exclusively new world order which would free all human beings from exploitation and domination. Many traditional theorists of international relations have pointed to the failures of Marxism or historical materialism as an explanation of world history. Marxists had undervalued the vital importance of nationalism, the state and war, and the implication of the balance of power, international law and diplomacy for the structure of world politics.
Lenin (1917) broadly defines imperialism as the highest form of capitalism. Lenin explains that imperialism was an effort by the "advanced" countries to exert their dominance in the world, and own and control its economic resources and potential. Capitalism made it unviable for the less developed countries to follow the route of the "advanced" countries, as this would lead to competition. The monopoly capitalist nations, therefore, did not have any interest in development. Rather, their investment went into the exploitation of raw materials for their industries.
Ayn Rand wrote Atlas Shrugged and attacked the very foundation of the statement. In this book, Rand paints a dark global future in which dictatorships have taken over many of the world governments. They are able to take over due to the increasing popularity of the tenets of utilitarianism such as, self-sacrifice is noble, self-interest is evil, and greedy producers and businessmen have a moral obligation to serve the “greater good” of society (Biddle). Therefore, Rand concludes that this belief system can take away free thought and create a society of followers who never question authority, which can be dangerous to freedom, science, and private enterprise. So, it would seem like Spock was wrong.
These came in the guise of bringing ‘civilization’ and ‘religion’ to the ‘barbarians’ in the land. Even when experience suggested that these aboriginals were civilized and religious in their own right the impression did not change, moreover the Europeans were also considered barbarians from the natives. The natives did their best to defend their culture and civilization from these intruders, but they could only hold up for so long, they were over powered by the Europeans, sold as slaves and deployed to build what is now known as today’s western
Part two, Covert Action, of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer, presents situations in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala where covert actions were used to abolish governments that the United States claimed had communist influence and intentions. These threats were misguided, but the excuse was used to justify the actions to the public. The true intention of these interventions was to protect American businesses in foreign countries. These interferences are still causing problems for all countries involved. The actions taken in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala were all to protect businesses in these countries.
The conflict of the era was big business, and its need to keep inflicting actions to keep a strong division of the wealthy, and the lower class workers, while maximizing profits and personal gain. As well as spotlighting the inequality of gender, race, and social status.This is paired with the stories of activists and everyday men who called for change in this pivotal time. The book is effective in using vivid imagery to explore scenarios of divide and disparity of the era. However,
They are one of the least religious of the typologies. This might explain why they are very liberal on social issues such as same sex marriage. They believe in saving the environment and also believe that “Wall Street” does more good than harm to the United States economy. The typology is greatly believe in a newer approach than what has been done in the past. “For Postmodernists, politics is not centered around political parties, utopian visions, or an ultimate telos; rather, it is a tool of experimentation that involves a radical critique of the existing systems of power in a society, the identification of oppressed groups, and the remedy for bringing those identified groups out of oppression to achieve a sense of social justice” (lastname) This is a more advanced look at Post-Modernism that I found more enlightening about the typology actually is.
One of Trotsky’s observations was that, “...the fascist solution to the capitalist crisis, is the violent seizure of power, and to radically change the conditions of production in favor of the owners of large capital.” Despite the fact that Trotsky was speaking of capitalism, the alt-right movement can use this same mechanism to approach immigration and foreign policy. If they use this mechanism for immigration and foreign policy, they can and will use it for capitalism as well. Lecture six discusses the concept of Social Darwinism. We have learned that Social Darwinism theoretically is the idea that people, groups, and races are subject to the same aspects of natural selection as Charles Darwin had identified in plants and animals. The theory of social darwinism seems to be alive in the hands of the White nationalist.