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Micro Theme Assignment 1 Position 2 Our present society is composed of a ranking structure based on the premise that unequal distribution of rewards such as status resources and power is natural right and good and for this type of structure to stand there must be many on the bottom and a few at the top Persons in the structure must either resign themselves to their status compete to win a higher position andor defend the position they have In order for some to move up this structural hierarchy others must move down if the structure is to remain stable Although this process may be necessary for our existing society to function properly it can also prove to be detrimental to society The competition fear greed resentment and revenge inherent in these types of social systems continue to be formidable barriers blocking the way to social equality in our current society Karl Marx believed that production is dependant on the workers material conditions present at the time Unequal distribution of rewards may cause those people who do not experience promotion or personal gain to feel insignificant to society resulting in a low self-esteem and a reduced level of production I enlisted into the United States Army for three years following my high school graduation A good example of unequal distribution of awards is the military where the whole income structure is based on a persons rank and only one individual at the top of your chain of command can grant a request for an increase in rank If that individual does not like you he or she has the power to deny any and all requests for promotion For the soldiers that were denied a promotion they were looked down upon by many of their peers and leaders These soldiers soon began to act as if they did not deserve to be promoted Marx said how workers are related to each other can
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