PO110 Lecture Notes - Private Sphere, Social Stratification, Social Order

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We are naturally free and can make decisions for ourselves, if allowed we can make the best decisions for ourselves (self- govern) base for democracy. Social hierarchy isn"t inevitable because some people will succeed while others won"t creating a social hierarchy, changes and develops as people rise/ fall. Individual pursuits create the good life- let the individuals prosper. Traditions/ values anchor the populations and allows the system to remain stable (ex common history) Private sphere left alone people prosper and develop based on personal business but couldn"t be successful if the gov takes things/ monitors the market. Brings a sense of social responsibility (ex. Small state- set some rules and enforce them, the state doesn"t enter the private sphere: ownership and safety rules to allow for success but not hinder growth. State uses national symbols to generate nationalism and bring the people together (ex. Military, flag, etc) product of your choices: rational individual.

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