Comm 405 Jan 28

Comm 405 Jan 28 - Corporate interest groups (formal- look...

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Why study class structure? “national” ruling class: Who are they?—Media industry. There is an idea promoted that capitalism is transhistorical. Consciousness Transhistorical. Sweezy talks about the capital class as a ruling class. How do the ruling class “rule?” 1. Politically 2. Economically Via formal and informal ties- ties that bind 1. Interlocking boards (formal) 2. Trade association (industries- a way of coordinating and cooperating with competitors) 3.
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Unformatted text preview: Corporate interest groups (formal- look out for eachother. .we wont run a story on how unhealthy your soda is if you…) a. Business round tables 4. Venture capitalists 5. Joint ventures 6. Banks. Investors Infomal • Education o Alumni relations o Fraternaties o Ivy league/ private • Country Clubs • Conferences • Church • Scientology • Elite Media • Family—marriages into the elite. • Charities/ philanthropies www.theyrule.net...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course COMM 405 taught by Professor Bettig,ronaldval during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.

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