04 Civil Society - 9/18/2007 National Government 4. Civil...

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9/18/2007 1 National Government 4. Civil Society Today “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” Alexis de Tocqueville Civil Society? The tone or soul of the citizenry Equality ….of Opportunity ….of Condition
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9/18/2007 2 Economy Capitalism and not Communism Wealth Inequality Political Economic Debate Elite democrats – Free markets – American capitalism – Economic inequalities Popular democrats – True free markets – Excessive inequality – Corporate capitalism Growing Inequality The Fortunate fifth U.S. poverty rate highest (#) – 12.5 percent – 1 out of 5 children in poverty – $9,393 a year for single individual Economic segregation New Orleans Public Housing
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9/18/2007 3 Civil Society It encompasses the voluntary associations that lie between the private realm of the family and the public sphere of politics. What is required to be a citizen?
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