Unformatted text preview: These inequalities are perpetuated by the decision to keep information and opportunities that are beneficial within the group. For example, when an organization decides to go public, there is an Initial Public Offering. Purchasing into an IPO can be an extremely valuable opportunity. However, top executive and high profile investors are generally the only people made aware of such investment opportunities. If Ted is made aware of the offering and decides it is a great opportunity, he is going to share this opportunity with others who are in his social network. The people in his social network are much like himself in social class and age, thus, perpetuating social inequality....
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- Spring '07
- Sociology, extremely valuable opportunity