Locke Tocqueville Analysis

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In this synthesis, I will look at the passages from Locke, Tocqueville, Sassen, and Bovée and Thill. In Tocqueville’s and Sassen’s quotations, the main premise appears to be the same – in the economic world, there are disparities between gender and race, between the elite and the non-elite. Tocqueville draws upon a gap between the poor and rich. He argues that because of this wage-income gap, there is segregation between the two masses in global economy. Differences in the patterns of income distribution between races and genders are central to any explanation of the divergent economic development. Sassen’s argument parallels Tocqueville’s in that the wage-gap between the female/immigrant, industrialized workers and the CEOs is due to income.…show more content…
Individuals in a state of nature are subject to a natural state of freedom and independence where every individual is equal. It is not until individuals join a political society that equalities are no longer balanced. While there are rights and equalities from the law of nature, according to Locke, those values begin to have stipulations once individuals voluntarily undertake and manipulate them much like power holders (the government) in a democracy. The government is limited to fulfilling the purposes of natural law, and it has the power to promote the common good that extends to actions designed to increase population, strengthen the economy, and so on. But with power and positive goals come negative reactions, as one becomes increasingly politically empowered then one becomes not only more power-hungry, but also greedy as well. This greed will then cause an economic shift on the balance of nature and mankind towards the…show more content…
A personal brand is essential for the advancement of a leader’s career. With a personal brand, the individual in power increases his relevancy and even his market value in the global economy. The personal brand will accentuate the strong attributes the leader supplies in the workplace. Political leaders, successful CEOs, and even celebrities showcase their achievements and success stories through their authentic brand statement. For example, Oprah Winfrey showcases her caring personality through her personal brand statement, “If I lost control of the business I’d lose myself – or at least the ability to be myself. Owning myself is a way to be myself,” (Sundberg). Her statement also shows how confident she is in her ability to control not only her personal life, but also her professional as well. This creates an image of a strong leader for potential employers/followers. The personal brand allows those in power to stay in power and control the balance of economics, and therefore social interaction, within
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