Social Classes: Vitality In Capitalism

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Social Classes: Vitality in Capitalism Ever since the first Neanderthal marched belligerently across the sumptuous savannas of Africa to combat social adversity and Hammurabi, the earliest Babylon ruler, hammered out the first cuneiform law on clay tablets, social classes have guided humanity. As the millennia wore away, the Neolithic Age evolved to the Stone Age, the Medieval Age into the Renaissance, and the Iron Age into the Industrial Revolution. Humanity augmented and innovated technology, and its government and political ideas naturally became more ambassadorial and complex. Unfortunately, this maddening rush of innovation and change also brought the most abysmal and lugubrious degeneration to mankind: bias. Even the most benevolent…show more content…
Political and government leaders must have the background, wealth, and education to ensure that they have the resources and capability to best diagnose political and governmental conflicts and institute the best possible economic structure. Without these definitive qualifications of leadership, it would be impossible to ascertain a leader’s economic stability and consistency, which could result in a crippled economy. To put this into contrast, nearly every communist country, which aggressively oppose social classes, suffer sporadic and unconventional autonomy because the leaders simply lack the education and resources to alleviate the basic, yet burning problems of poverty and starvation. On the opposite side of the scale, monarchy and oligarchy governments embrace social classes, but refract them under the murky water of meritocracy, as they only base social classes on the merit of royalty lineage and inherited wealth. Social classes in a capitalist government, however, account for the multifarious traits of a successful leader, then a position that person according to their abilities and expertise. A group of sociologists at the Hierarchy Structure Institute surmise, “With the help of a social hierarchy, a respectable order can be maintained. The hierarchies limit the amount of violence taking place within a…show more content…
This is primarily because they institute a clear set of social parameters according to an individual’s class. Once in a class, an individual can expect certain material and resource rights along with their social and occupational roles and responsibilities. Although complex government systems can hardly be compared to the Alpha-Beta relationship formed between predatory animals, the core traits of capitalism revolve around the same philosophy. In both social systems, a person unsure of their social, occupational, and material responsibilities is similar to a predatory animal hesitant of its social position. Both typically express more aggression and violence, and even may challenge their superiors in order to satisfy their unremitting desire to establish their social responsibilities. This uncertainty factor is what induces predatory animals to become territorial, according to the Animal Social Hierarchy Organization, and also can cause employees to question every directive of their employers, as witnessed in occupations with unstable parameters. In Harper Lee’s world renowned novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, she auspiciously addresses this idea through Jem’s insightful observations. As an ardent character who aspires to dedicate himself to the athletics world and compassionate sibling of Scout, the main character, his arrogant, yet
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