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Unformatted text preview: C. Culture and Structure are Generally Accepted Most people accept the structural and cultural patterns in society and see little reason to change them. It takes a long time for social patterns to develop. Those patterns seem functional, especially to those who benefit from their existence. Therefore, those who benefit are more resistant to change. Remember the idea of "Tyranny of the majority?" Most of the population is willing to let a minority of people suffer high rates of unemployment and poverty. D. Changing the Status Quo Is Costly Change means that those with resources will have to pay higher taxes as well as give up existing advantages. In the 1990s Americans are not very interested in paying taxes either....
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