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David R. Patrick Introductory Sociology (SOCI 1101) Charon and Vigilant Reader (CVR) Reading Questions “The Institution of Capitalism” by Michael Zweig (reading #37) 1. How is the market ideology at odds with having a sense of connectedness with others? In a market economy each individual acts without concern for others, and only concern for the individual. Smith states that this defeats “humanity,” it undermines true concern for the other party. 2. How is the “capitalist sense of entitlement” out of touch with reality? Capitalists work hard at what they do. The work of executives is very different from the work of
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Unformatted text preview: the common worker though. The boss usually works longer hours than the average employee, and they are responsible for making things run smoothly. 3. How did “family values” deal with economic morality and justice? They averted the discussion to abortion, women’s rights, and homosexuality. 4. Should there be ethical limits on capitalism? Why or why not? According to Zweig there should be ethical limits on capitalism. He states that we need to limit capitalist behavior and they must be based on some ethical values and these values cannot be rooted in individualism....
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