Tutorial Qn's

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Published on 29 Sep 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB42H3
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1. What does Smith mean by the Division of Labour? How is it related to increased
productivity? Provide 2 causes of the DOL and the 3 consequences of it.
2. What forms a commercial society – name and describe the 2 components. Provide an
example of each component. In regards to the second component, Smith discusses the
concept of equilibrium explain and provide examples of the principles which assist
this process (i.e. Liberty of Motion), and the principles that prevent it from occur.
3. Define the following terms: wages, profit and rent. How do they relate? What is their
relationship to different class groups? Explain. Provide an example of each. The
concept of inequality is present in Smith’s work. Explain the concept of inequality by
discussing the relationship between different classes of individuals in a society.
Discuss why owners have the upper hand.
4. Smith provides 2 categories of reasons why some occupations have higher wages than
others. List and explain all 5 natural reasons as well as all 3 artificial policies which
lead to wage inequality.
5. Smith favours a “system of natural liberty”. What is this and how does this relate to
the role he thinks that the government should play in society? Discuss in relation to
commercial society.
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Provide 2 causes of the dol and the 3 consequences of it: what forms a commercial society name and describe the 2 components. The concept of inequality is present in smith"s work. Explain the concept of inequality by discussing the relationship between different classes of individuals in a society. Discuss why owners have the upper hand: smith provides 2 categories of reasons why some occupations have higher wages than others. List and explain all 5 natural reasons as well as all 3 artificial policies which lead to wage inequality: smith favours a system of natural liberty .