15 - November 15, 2007 MC 201 Recitation Choice and...

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November 15, 2007 MC 201 Recitation Choice and Coercion Progressive Movement/Progressivism o The Industrial Revolution shook things up o The economy prior was laisse faire because most people were farmers o Asking for government to do more – to intervene in people’s lives o Theodore Roosevelt’s Square Deal o Woodrow Wilson’s Freedom o The New Deal o Connected to Eugenics Movement? The government thought that in order to prevent these problems, they would just fix them Intervening to fix A general willingness to let government do things for them in a way that they hadn’t been comfortable before Eugenics is increasingly embraced Why do we feel this is so “icky”? o Today we feel that everyone has value and we should listen to their ideas whether or not you agree We still have that prejudice against those who would be classified as “morons” or “idiots” o Degrading o Today we are able to manipulate genetic code – however, many of the “issues”
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