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Interlinking of Economics and Political Power

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In Hurst's text book (2010), he talks about the interlinking of economics and political power. What does he mean by this and how does this interlinking support and maintain social inequality?

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This solution looks at the interlinking of economics and political power and the resulting impact on society.

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Generally, in most societies, those who have the most control over material and non-material resources have the most influence politically. Most simply, those who control resources decide who receives them and under what conditions. In the most extreme example of this are the interlinked economic and political structures in a fascist dictatorship. By definition, fascism is a ...

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