Although this is true, China was much more open and positive towards technological advancements, while Rome was more of a class-divided society, which in turn causes the general opinion on technology and advancements to be low. It should be noted that all of the documents herein are sourced from men who are wealthy and or government officials. In order to correctly state each society’s views, there should be a document sourced from a woman, a minority, and or a lower class citizen. For example, in Doc. 7, an upper-class roman philosopher and advisor to Emperor Nero, stated “...invented by someone with a mind that was nimble and sharp, but not great or elevated.” When referring to the hammer and the tongs, his point of view is that rather than making something meaningful, they use their sharp mind for making manual labor easier thus encouraging laziness.
Second, I will discuss the problems administering the Act and what is being done in today’s business world. Last, I will discuss some recommendations that have been associated with this law. The advantages of the Equal Pay Act are that employers may not pay unequal wages to men and women who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility, and that are performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment. The key issue is what skills are required for the job, not what skills the individual employees may have.The disadvantages can be that pay differentials are permitted when they are based on seniority, merit, quantity or quality of production, or a factor other than sex. (U.S.
The typical thought of the average American is that America is a melting pot and culture is only imported into America when in reality American Culture is an Export and companies like Coke, McDonalds, and Walmart are proving this fact. Richard Pells goes into further detail by describing Hollywood entrepreneurs as immigrant entrepreneurs. Richard Pells argument on Hollywood could not be more wrong. There are numerous flaws in his opinions on Hollywood not to mention the other arguments in the essay. This essay has
Though America is not in an economic growth, it is industrialized, and so it has citizens feeling relative deprivation, and plenty of intellectuals to fuel the dissent of the NSA revealings. Some citizens are frustrated that they do not have the privacy they believed they did, others point out that, for the most part concerning US citizens, their actions fall within current law. Some have quoted the US Declaration of Independence “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” Within Crane Brinton's theory of the stages of a revolution, the US is showing the beginning signs of the first step: the old regime decays. There is no administration breakdown, but most are highly cynical of the government, officials admit that all processes are complicated, and intellectuals are bringing up more problems. The NSA break may bring about reforms for those that
This applies to the way we view certain professions and economic classes as well. For example, we call office work “white collar” jobs and deem them to be the highest level of work in our society. Clearly, this is proof of how racial hegemony intersects with economic hegemony. Society values particular forms of economic class over others. Yet, this is problematic because, as scholars Lucas and Buzzenall, “the vast majority of Americans, the standards of success portrayed in these cases are not just an improbability, but a systemic impossibility” (2004, p. 274).
American companies such as Apple and Wal-Mart are infamous for utilizing foreign sweatshops for manufacturing their products. Nonetheless, human resources cultural professionals and enthusiasts like Geert Hofstede have presented theories and models which summarize the differences in business culture from country to country. “According to Hofstede, cultures differ in at least five different ways that may have important implications for understanding business. The five dimensions are: individualism versus collectivism, power distance, avoidance of uncertainty, masculinity, and long term versus short term orientation.” (Ivancevich & Konopaske, 2013) Concerning power distance, the Chinese people believe that inequality is acceptable. They hold a strong
Craig Storti in his book “Americans at Work” describes about American individualism and its consequences in chapter sixth, “On Your Own”. He explains his reader how much Americans love individualism and how much they dislike collectivism by giving various examples of cowboy and Americans at workplace. He also uses survey conducted by researchers to support his argument. He emphasizes on Americans attitude related with individualism and gives it the credit for success of the American economy in the modern world. When author talks about individualism and being independent to complete a task, it reminds me of my own experience.
Next social class is implicitly identified. This is evident when the wealthy feel superior to the poor, or even with your American express card color. In other words, if Maria the housecleaner went into Louis Vuitton to shop, she’d probably get terrible customer service compared to Rihanna. So because we treat each other differently based on these classifications, it is evident that American history isn't truly our identity. Furthermore, I disagree with Lapham about the importance of knowing American history in detail to be a good American.
The “average American” can be defined as the lower middle to upper middle working class of legal residents. These are the people that make this country run. They seem to be the only group taken for granted by leaders and politicians. There are increasing calls for changes in both parties, including term limits and an end to the constant “telling us what we want to hear” and then continuing to pass self serving and directed legislation that benefits only selected groups. This results in pitting ethnic group against ethnic group, union organizations against companies and non-union workers, legal residents against illegal immigrants, and so on.
Despite counter-arguments of affirmative action and inadequate training, the existence of racism in corporate America is apparent and needs to be addressed and corrected. It is overly apparent when you look at hiring and promotion practices in major corporations and employers throughout the United States. Racist tendencies in corporate America are perpetuated by the lack of opportunities available to high school and college students of color. All of these problems must be recognized in order to be corrected. References Brinson, Henrietta (2006).