Social stratification is good for society

July 11, 2015, 5:28 pm

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The debate "Social stratification is good for society" was started by jonatron5 on July 11, 2015, 5:28 pm. 4 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 10 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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jonatron5, arsonfly and 2 visitors agree.
PsychDave, Shi, BernieSanders4pres, Sosocratese, I_Voyager and 5 visitors disagree.

and this is just one of the reasons for the way society is stratified. it is not done knowingly, but it is the structures and basics of society we must look into to fix it

4 years, 10 months ago

one problem with this is that people. today are segregated, and do not even realize it, but it is not segregation of religions or race, its segregation of the rich and poor. if communities had both rich and poor, they would be able to survive happily, because the township gets a median tax income to take care of its infrastructure and such. when the govt built the "projects" this segregated the poor even more so than ever before. thus making people who lived in them even poorer than they were before. because it was not created as a mix of classes. the rich have no idea how the poor are living because they dont see it. we are truly living in a segregated society.

4 years, 10 months ago

I could agree that it is an inevitability with the way the economy is designed, but that doesn't make it a good thing. Those at the top get there and stay there by exploiting those below them. Those at the bottom lack the resources to better their situation. Those somewhere in the middle watch as the wealthy amass ever more money, and their income is gradually worth less and less as wages fail to keep up with inflation and costs of living.

4 years, 10 months ago

I agree with social stratification being necessary but that doesn't mean I think the system of nepotism, favoritism and corruption that tend to decide it is fair. To be clear, I believe that the gap between the bottom and the top tends to be outrageously large and those at the top tend to be there for reasons largely unrelated to their value to society.

4 years, 11 months ago
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