Unformatted text preview: would not be recognized for the effort put into their work. If we were to apply Max Weber’s theory there would only be one class as we would all “have a similar level of wealth and income” (p. 190). There would be no status as the society would have nothing to gain. An example Weber gives in our text is comparing a pickpocket to a college professor. Since there would be no difference in wealth or income each would be observed as being on the same level. In Weber’s third component he mentions Power. “Power is the ability to exercise one’s will over others” (p. 190). This is the area I believe would affect this “perfect” society the most. The behaviors of the Type-A personalities and the natural leaders would start to feel as though they were doing all the work, making all the decisions and gaining just as much as those who won’t work....
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- Summer '10
- Sociology, social structure Change