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Day 23 Notes I Wanna be a Billionaire Social Stratification Social Stratification: system atic inequalities between groups of people that arise as intended or unintended consequences of social processes and relationships Views of Inequality -Jean-Jacques Rousseau -inequality as detrimental; the result of the institution of private property [inequality is not productive; get rid of inequality; natural (old athletes might be not as good as young athletes) vs. social inequality (private property once obtained want more)] -Scottish Enlightenment: Adam Ferguson, John Millar, and Thomas Malthus -Ferguson & Millar: inequality = social progress = civilization (owning private property is good, teaches how people become independent; need for resources; gives people incentive not to be lazy; need to work = productive citizens that are independent and working towards what is needed in society; less inclined to depend on others; people that are unequal are lazy and not hard working; keeps the world in check, the ones that can produce stuff stay on top and the ones that cannot stay on bottom) -Malthus – inequality keeps population in check (afraid of overpopulation, population > resources, inequality is good, too many people, too few resources) -Georg Wilhelm Hegel -Viewed history as one of a master-slave dialectic [master needs the slave to do master’s work; as master continue to depend on slave; master will forget how to do the work; slave is dependent on master to teach him/her to work; society will improve, relationship of what we produce and give to society and what we get back from society; less masters and more slaves rising up; equality will be end of result; reciprocal relationship] -Inequality eventually leading to almost full equality Standards of Equality -Ontological Equality: the notion that everyone is created equal in the eyes
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