SOCIOL 1 Lecture 7: LECTURE WK 7

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16 Mar 2017
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There have been attempts to control big business. Revolving door from private to public business -< cronyism. Both parties are relying on corporate $ 5 corporations control all media (radios, books, tvs): disney, time warner, fox, Flow as information is controlled by handful. Can govt. reject/ignore/discard those no longer employable. Needs of corporation vs. democratic free= don"t work well together. Doesn"t want will of people (union, min wage), dragon profits. Cw mills article excerpt from power elite = bombshell @ height of cold war (1950"s golden age, family intact, middle class growing but also segregation, racism, cold war, stay @ home moms) Our govt. is a sham, most decisions made by unelected elites. Resonated, was a shock, transcended sociology (on front page of news) Power=most extensive & intensive in modern more than anytime -> bigger & more concentrated. Us empire (after wwii) sole superpower for 3 years, relatively only ones not attacked by wwii, all others devastated.

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