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C. Wright Mills, Feminization of Poverty, and Americanization

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6. What were C Wright Mills' views on the Power Elite and the Military Industrial Complex? Are his ideas valid in understanding American society today?

7. What is feminization of poverty? What factors are responsible for keeping women uneducated and poor in the USA, and around the world? Is it plain old male tyranny?

8. Is globalization Americanization? Does globalization really mean progress? Is it good for America? Is it good for the world

9. What has been the revolution in technology? Is technology good for our society? Are we as a society happier with instant communication?

10. Should marijuana, cocaine, and heroin be legalized in the USA? What will be its long term effect on America's children?

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1. What were C Wright Mills' views on the Power Elite and the Military Industrial Complex? Are his ideas valid in understanding American society today?

The Power Elite is a book written by C. Wright Mills which states that leaders of the military, corporate, and political rings in society control everything and favor their own addendas and interwoven interests over those of the general public. In fact, he states that an ordinary citizen is relatively powerless against them because they have the system so manipulated with their own power that no one can change anything. Within the book was another concept called the Military Industrial Complex which refers to the policy and monetary relationships between legislators, military, and the industrial base that supports them (big business). These people are controlled not by what is right for the good of society but rather by political contributions, political approval for military spending, lobbying, and support for bureaucracies. As you can see these are the ideas that dictate what our legislators do in office.

Robinson, Joesph. C. Wright Mills, The intellectual history of the military-industrial complex, and the nature of sociological paradigms. Found August 18, 2013: ...

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