Government isn’t free The video that was required to watch was about how our government is trying to prevent monopolies. They is turn have many businesses that are regulated monopolies and so they are supported by the taxpayers when they are not profitable. They use their authority (power recognized by people) to have a monopoly (complete control over a market) over different aspects of people’s lives and it is wrong. America is supposed to be free and capitalist not controlled and socialist. America has always been a very anti-communism country but now the country is headed to communism (an economic ideal where the government distributes wealth equally). The government in the 70’s when this was filmed wasn’t nearly as bad as it is now. The government then made the postal service and said no one can be the government’s competition. Which for a service like that is almost necessary but when the loaf of bread could be made cheaper they also took control of that to keep the prices down. But then have the tax payers pick the slack up when the cost isn’t covered. The government is now trillions of dollars in debt because they’re trying to help big corporations from failing which if they fail people do lose jobs but it also allows other small businesses to come about. During the film they talk about how in a foreign country where the food was only being eaten by the people who grew it and the people in the lower class can’t afford it. Then someone wanted to redistribute it so no one was starving. The ones who had no money didn’t have to pay for it and the ones who grew it had to pay. Not only is the communism but also it is very similar to where the United States is going. The video then talks about how after the people were getting free food less and less people were continuing to produce the food and have what used to be more food to eat so then everyone was demanding free food and the country couldn’t provide it. The taxes then kept going up because the government had no means of income. This in turn influences (persuading the people) people not to work because then they will get exactly the same as someone that works hard. This is where America is heading and it needs to stop. Laissez-faire needs to be the ideology that American follows. The open capitalism is necessary for a strong economy. Yes the lower classes need to be helped but not to
Sociology Paper 3
Politics, Government, and Military is a conflict theory because of the issues that’s being created in today’s society. Each of these categories all is in involved with obtaining one thing which is power. Politics has been an issue since the Golden Ages where democracy would get their kings killed to have more power. Government has been a conflict as well because of the secrecy and conspiracies that has happened throughout time. Military is a problem because many are fighting for…
MW 1:30 PM
April 25, 2012
I. Self as Female
The female gender role is not one that most people in American culture desire. American societies often value the role of males more than that of females. The productive works that males typically do are more acknowledged then the reproductive works that females do. For example, a woman can clean a toilet every day with it going unnoticed. When a male fixes a broken toilet he is praised. The idea that females are obligated to do reproductive work, and…
When I describe a person who is classified the same as my ethnicity, Japanese people are categorized as one of the Asia countries. According to the text book, in the U.S. census, Koreans, Filipinos, Chinese, Japanese, and Malaysians come from very different cultures, but are identified as Asian Americans. Compared to the United States, these countries that are identified as the Asian region have been recognized as countries for long time; therefore, there are many varieties of cultures that may not…
I did not take part in this experiment. I follow the rules set forth by society. I don’t like to draw extra attention to myself or make others feel uncomfortable. I did talk to the bosses at my work, at a grocery store, to see if I could do something out of the norm. The night managers were ok with it, the day managers, however, did not like the idea of me studying the reactions to customers. They wanted me to keep work and school separate. This is a good example of how people follow the norms in…
Social Identity: “Who Am I?”
‘Who am I?’ It’s a simple question, yet one people don’t actually give much thought. When presented this question, I was actually slightly stumped, but through the perspective of sociology, I was able to narrow it down and come up with an accurate answer. While the perspective of sociology only captures the surface level answers to this question, it still helped me to quickly and clearly define who I am. Using sociology, I was able to answer…
Introduction to Sociology
December 6, 2012
The Effects of Media on the Teenage Culture
Whether some people notice it or not, the media, that surrounds us every day, no matter where we may be, effects each an every one of us in one way or another. Not all of the effects of media are bad, but there are points in which is may harm someone’s health or perspective of the world which they live in. Today’s society, specifically in the United States, is filled with media; through television…
A Lynn Byrne
My View of Lee’s Eating Christmas in the Kalahari Page 2
My view of the bushmen teaching humility in their Christmas practice is contained in this paper based on the information gleaned from Lee’s article Eating Christmas in the Kalahari. I list excerpts from the article and our textbook to illustrate my views. Also, I address how the tribe is an agent of socialization and is a representation of Gemeinschaft…
Socialization and Functionalism
April 28, 2014
Socialization is a very important part of everyone’s life, whether a person knows it or not.
It determines how we become who we are, how we fit into society, and how we act. It sets
standards and appropriate behaviors within our society. Socialization is a constant process where
an individual receives and internalizes an identity and learns behaviors…
Both Ends of the Social Class Spectrum
Reminiscing on my childhood, I would say I was a very fortunate child. Growing up, I attended private primary schools because my parents wanted to make sure that I always strived for an exceptional education. I had both the social capital and the economic capital necessary to succeed in our society. With that being said, my father made it a priority to send me to Holy Name and St. Agnes Catholic School in Mission, Kansas where wearing uniforms was the social…
they are saying is “racism” and other things that are related to race.
You must include a bibliography/works cited page at the end of your answer.
What I am looking for:
You can agree, disagree, or sit on the fence! Sometimes a good paper tactic is to discuss both sides of this argument and then conclude with your own opinion, but you do not have to follow this plan and feel free to argue strongly one way if you see fit.
I will be grading on how you use and synthesize the readings…