An interest group becomes more effective and more powerful when they gain more members. Yet, special interest groups mainly pertain elites, the leadership and the cohesiveness of the elites is what makes the special interest group so powerful. Elites know how to manipulate the masses into doing something beneficial for the interest group. Therefore, elites can persuade the masses to join their interest groups. It’s a win—win, interest groups gain more power while, masses receive solidary incentives and material incentives.
P3 interpret and assess relevant data statistics to illustrate how micro and small business impact on the economy. Micro and small business may not produce as much money as large business organisations but they are very essential and are most important donor to the economy. Micro and small business can be regarded as the building blocks of the economy. Following are the impacts of micro and small business in the economy: • Economic growth: micro and small business contributes to the economy by bringing growth to the area where the business has been established. By providing the employment opportunities to the unemployed people the micro and small business helps in motivating the economic growth.
Carnegie intended for his publication the “Gospel of Wealth” to appeal to the well-educated entrepreneurs, men of big business, and the wealthy. He wanted to offer advice to those who were wealthier than most to use the “Gospel of Wealth” as a guide to distributing ones wealth in a productive and beneficial way that would help make society better. During this time period the majority of most cities populations were made up of the poor working class compared to the amount of wealthy individuals (Olivier, S2: Supplementary
Van Dijk’s Notion of Elites The notion of the elites according to Van Dijk is based upon groups of people in the society who wield a form of power over other people. According to this notion, there can be various elite groups in the society, for instance, Dansk Folkeparti that operates in a similar platform of social difference. These groups usually have control or access to critical resources in specific areas. From this definition, one gets to see that elites can come from the political, state, scientific, corporate or social settings (Dijk, p.44). Their ability to influence matters in these areas makes them elites.
In Smith’s opinion the growing popularity of temp workers and agencies is a result of the free market functioning as it is supposed to. The more temp workers there are the better the free market will do because of these jobs. Adam Smith believed that the unregulated market will produce the most benefit than a regulated one could. The invisible hand is an important factor in Smith’s argument because it is when the market competition drives self-interested individuals to act in ways that serve society. The temp jobs are bettering the society because it is lowering costs for the business that are switching to this kind of labor.
Ownerships and control of media technologies affects the influence over the content that is shown as well as the need and desire to make money and profit. Lastly, Society is another determinant that plays a huge role in shaping media. There are social controls that are present in media. People in power have control and always want to keep
Van Dijk’s Notion of Elites The notion of the elites according to Van Dijk is based upon groups of people in the society who wield a form of power over other people. According to this notion, there can be various elite groups in the society. These groups usually have control or access to critical resources in specific areas. From this definition, one gets to see that elites can come from the political, state, scientific, corporate or social settings (Dijk page 44). Their ability to influence matters in these areas makes them elites.
The elites are voted by the consent of the people by a fair competition, in part for their experience and expertise which are usually wealthy and educated. With the low turnout of people voting, popular democracy is at a disadvantage which often leads to elite democracy, creating a private sphere to benefit the elite own interest. Congressional Committees play an important role in government, as they oversee the executive branch agencies which monitor government spending and provide their expertise. The three branches of government Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch functions is to make laws, enforce law and determine whether laws violate the Constitution. The economic inequalities that affect our nation should not be ignored as the wealthy getting richer and the poor or middle class stays stagnant, it is fair to assume that an Elite Democracy, control the majority of the wealth which illustrates an Elite Democracy is a
"Rich businesspeople like me don 't create jobs. Rather, they are a consequence of an ecosystemic feedback loop animated by middle-class consumers---When the middle class thrives; businesses grow and hire, and owners profit.” (Quoted in the words of Hanauer, 2012). In “INTERNATIONAL: 'New ' middle class fuels global growth” also believes that the global middle class is the prime market for consumer goods from cars and smart phones to bottled water, wine and scotch. Which is true, our middle class is the leading class believe it or not and we them to help improve our democratic country before it gets too out of hand. If the decline of the middle class continues in the U.S., in the years ahead, he stated that roads and bridges will start to deteriorate.
Share the benefits of economic growth through an emphasis on more widespread employment. The phenomenon of jobless economic growth that increases income inequalities and generates too few jobs for low income groups poses a serious threat to the well-being of many nations. Government policies should consider not only aggregate economic impact but also the distribution of employment. Socially responsible venture capital and microcredit initiatives can foster employment-generating businesses that complement the local culture and