The disregard for human well-being left the Soviet economy unbalanced, and once again they were behind their competitors in the West, who now had focuses on consumer based goods and services (Harris, 2013). Under the economic pressure, factories inflated their production figures, and the products created were of poor quality (Trueman, 2012). The drive for continued industrialization led to awful social conditions for the workers - there was no regard
Thus, they objected to the bourgeoisie because they were a threat to their way of life. The Petty- Bourgeois Socialists were a class that saw it would eventually lose its separate status and become part of the proletariat. Marx concedes that the Petty- Bourgeois publications successfully showed the contradictions of the conditions of modern
In this essay I will discuss Sartre’s critical engagement with Western Modernity and its problematic practices of colonialism. In short one of Sartre’s critique on Western Modernity is saying that the Europeans are making themselves into monsters, humanism asserts that they are one whole with all of humanity, but their racist methods set them apart. He also states that they are wasting their time with un-personal litanies, this Europe where all they talk about is Man but then kill men left right and centre, all around the world. For so long centuries they have muted more than half of humanity- for what they called “spiritual experience”. This spiritual enlightenment that Sartre talks about is basically contra European Enlightenment, Modernity and Humanism.
Resulting, unsatisfactory in the home and on the work place. Not all the women were married as how the functionalist saw it to be, but, they were also fighting for survival. (Elaine Leeder, 2004) emphasized, “Men became wage earners, dependent on their bourgeois bosses and women become dependent on their husbands and fathers. Poor women, if they had no husbands, and children without father were the most marginal laborers and worked in the most exploitative condition.” As result of such condition emerge conflict between classes that would lead to a social revolution. It was the springtime of the people revolution, the basic needs of the family could not be provided due to a high rate of unemployment and bad working condition including poor health system.
The Gilded Age. A point in history where industries took advantage of their workers and lied to the government about it. Men, women, and children alike were extremely undervalued. Whether it was low pay, long hours, or unsafe work environments people in this time were not being treated as they should have. In theory as years go by things will change.
“Consumerism comes from the verb consume, which is rooted in the Latin word consumere, meaning to use up or to waste. The noun consumerism also refers to a movement that promotes the interests of consumers — that is, people who purchase goods, use them, and then buy more — especially the protection of these consumers from things like fraud or price gouging” (“Consumerism”). Consumerism has changed over the thousands of years since it became an ordeal during the Industrial Revolution. Some people believe that consumerism is excellent where it helps stimulate the economy, but other people see it as an evil force because it hurts people and makes them care less about their self and the world around them. I can agree with the people that says it is great for the economy; however, I have seen for myself that consumerism harms people on different levels that other factors can not compete with.
Mao’s mistake were blamed by Deng Xiaoping, one above all to have produced an entire generation of mental cripples, therefore the old generation, the very same that actively participate to the socialist construction, is now called to repudiate Mao’s Cultural Revolution and what they worked for, the planned economy. But while doing so, the new economic agenda was challenged by collateral social issues such as unemployment, floating population and criminality. The State discovers itself weak; it is not any longer able to protect its workers, declaring the bankrupt of state factory, forcing women to prostitution, rural workers into illicit business. The new policy not only enlarges the gap never really fulfilled between the intellectual class and the working class but the very same working class is reduced to a sub strata a subaltern class that if on one hand didn’t see the promise of egalitarianism fulfilled, on the other hand has to survive in the new shining city just built. On a sociological base of disillusionment and mistrust, the abandoned workers will try to make it in a way or another, detachment and criminality are some of the most evident result of the open policy.
The inventions of the scientist are often regarded with distrust and fear by the common people. Because, instead of creating leisure, inventions of science may create un-employment. The invention of a mechanical labor-saving device may throw hundreds of workers out of employment. In the nineteenth century it led to riots which were cruelly suppressed. Today, served in the form of rationalization, it leads to strikes and lockouts.
We are never satisfied with what we have and we yearn for more and more. This greed has resulted in rapid decline of resources thereby creating poverty of resources in the future generations. Under the fancy pretext of Globalization we are incessantly cutting trees and depleting natural resources, not realizing the conflict we create for the future generations. Thus the Gandhian Model of Development not only favours the present but is inclusive of the welfare of future generations. Advocacy of Small Scale Industries Gandhiji supported the profitable development due to large scale industries however he was not happy with the fact that the profit was only concentrated with the money making class and only few had the opportunity of employment while the workers were exploited.