sociology short - is pure profit, and by the cheapest means...

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Erinn Broadus Marx seemed to view economics at face value. To a degree, he wanted things to be simple, but more so, equal. He believed that those who put in the physical labor of producing a product deserve all of the money that said product brings in. Marx explains that it is power that fuels the exploitation of workers. Power is gained by the dominant group by controlling the overall process of production. By achieving this hierarchy in the workplace, employees assemble into classes that are be- low their employers. As the dominant group gains power, the employees become more miserable and sink into a realm of exploitation and acceptance. The goal of the factories
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Unformatted text preview: is pure profit, and by the cheapest means possible. This doesn’t have to be the way! Explains Marx, employees can revolt! Unionize and strike! No one employee is more important than the other, as long as you work col-lectively you can overcome your employers and demand better treatment. The workers are not alone, they are hundreds strong and can easily overcome their bosses if they change their mindset to a class for itself. Marx would ask the workers to recognize their collective situations and use that as a common foundation among all workers. Then, collectively, overthrow the owners and run the business based on shared and equal profits....
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course SOC 330 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at University of Louisville.

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