1. Does this case support or contradict Weber’s arguments about the monolithic power position of bureaucracy in society? Both cases, How Kristen Died and The Columbia Accident supported everything Weber described. Weber wanted to maximize efficiency as well as eliminate favoritism. Weber’s overall reason for creating bureaucracy was so that a new administrative system could be created that would treat all humans equally.
To not only put regulations in order but to also re-store human needs. Many people give there all to Liberalism, they devoted their faith into believing that all should be equal. That social conflicted can be resolved without causing too much drama. Even though most people wanted rights to be equal there are those are just want to profit for. For example, voting was an issue.
In our modern day society, we live in a world in which equity is very important for us to achieve as citizens. Equity can be understood as recognizing that society needs differences in order to be successful. As we are humans, each one of us will be different from everyone else, and it is this difference that adds creativity and color to the world. However, in Kurt Vonnegut 's story "Harrison Bergeron", they live in a future world in which everyone is equal. A society in which the government enforced equality so much that they go to extreme measures to force everyone to be as equal as they possibly can be.
Equality comes when each person has the same opportunities and rights as every other in their country, state, et cetera. Some authors in their writing like to challenge the idea of equality and the boundaries of how far some governments, fictional or not, are willing to go for their own idea of equality. The societies in Anthem and “Harrison Bergeron” can be compared in their “successes” by making everyone think they are equal, and their failures in which they are not able to keep everyone contained. The novella Anthem provides a better criticism of government because it goes into more depth about how the citizens are not held back physically by the state, but mostly by their own upbringing and beliefs. These societies, which do differentiate in many ways, successes’ compare in that they are both able to complete the task of making everyone think they are equal.
It then continues on to introduce the idea of all the townspeople all being average, in other words, no one being smarter than the next person. This idea now raises that question of why the government is so set upon making everyone the same. In the book, the reason for the handicaps or headbands is introduced. As it is laid out in the story, the headbands were put forth for the soul purpose that “...everybody was finally equal” (Vonnegut 1387). This means that everyone was the same.
In the Declaration of Independence it was stated that all men are created equal, this isn’t true in the book Animal Farm. In America we started out thinking everyone is equal. Now it is hard to think everyone is equal when some people have no choice and are born into poverty and others are born into an already rich family. We can consider everyone’s self worth to be equal, but can we really consider everyone to be completely equal? In the Declaration of Independence it was stated that all men are created equal and that everyone is endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.
Firstly, having said that everyone is different in rationality, in the case of the bread thief, whose opinion is right and whose is wrong? The fairest answer should be decided based on the rationality of the majority and Locke's idea of the government is ruled by the majority (Locke two treatises ex. 95). Last but not least, it is a government who believes in the equality of all men and treats the whole community as one (Locke two treatises ex. 95) and this will prevent any form of discrimination.
The self-assessment system was introduced for Income Tax and VAT in 1992 as a strategy to enhance tax compliance by making it easier for taxpayers to assess their own tax liability, file return, report that assessment and pay taxes due. This system allowed for proper identification of all entities required to pay taxes through the issuing of Unique Personal Identification Number (UPIN) that could be fed into a master file upon which updates are made and retrievals done much faster. The major drawback to revenue enhancement by self-assessment system is the large share of informal sector in Nigeria. Many small scale thriving businesses have unlimited scope of evading tax based on their perception regarding costs associated with compliance and the economic benefits of going undetected. They are also largely illiterate who lack access to affordable experts’ advice on tax
He mentions the basic liberties of citizens, specifically those mentioned in the First Amendment, the claims that all citizens share these rights equally as “citizens of a just society are to have the same basic rights.” (Rawls 1971, my emphasis) In this statement, along with others, Rawls makes the assumption that the current society is just, and therefore, will give all citizens equal rights. As Young mentions, Rawls does not evaluate the basic structure of society in this instance. He merely assumes that justice is present in the current societal state, rather than evaluating the system itself. Rawls continues in his discussion to define rights and liberties, which he claims are those that have been designated by the public rules of the basic structure. The freedom of the public, “is determined by the rights and duties established by the major institutions of society.” (Rawls 1971) The very claims Rawls makes in relation to rights and liberties ignores the fact that these rights and liberties have been decided by institutions which have not been assessed themselves.
(Forbes) This is a lot of money that can be used upgrade our infrastructure and create more jobs. In our current tax system, our government and politicians give out tax favors to large corporations. While forcing the working middle-class man and small businesses to pay. In order to fix this issue of corrupt government tax favors, a single flat tax