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The economic system produces
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Sociologists study the economic system in order to understand
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Three economic systems that exist in nations of the world today are
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Capitalist systems are known as _________________________ economies.
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Socialist economies are characterized by
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Welfare capitalism is
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Countries with democratic socialism provide their citizens with
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Communist economic systems are most commonly found
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Structural functionalists argue that capitalist economies succeed because of
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Conflict theorists hold that, without regulation, corporations will
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The American economic system has values that coincide with
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The desire Americans have for profit derives from the
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Corporations have expanded vertically by acquiring
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Corporations have diversified by acquiring
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Multinational corporations are
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The economic system produces
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Sociologists study the economic system in order to understand
a
Three economic systems that exist in nations of the world today are
a
Capitalist systems are known as _________________________ economies.
a
Socialist economies are characterized by
a
Welfare capitalism is
a
Countries with democratic socialism provide their citizens with
a
Communist economic systems are most commonly found
a
Structural functionalists argue that capitalist economies succeed because of
a
Conflict theorists hold that, without regulation, corporations will
a
The American economic system has values that coincide with
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The desire Americans have for profit derives from the
a
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Corporations have expanded vertically by acquiring
a
Corporations have diversified by acquiring
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Multinational corporations are
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In first studying the factory worker, scientific management theorists assumed that
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The human relations school studied the factory worker assuming that
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Lifetime jobs are held by
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Quality control circles are made up of workers:
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During the latter part of the nineteenth century, unions tried to
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As corporations have merged in recent years, unions have
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Today, unions try to
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Professions are regarded as
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According to Gans, middle- and upper-classes_______________ to eliminate poverty.
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Which social groups are helped by U.S. government housing programs?
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The Kuomintang did not retain power in China because
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Labor unions can be traced back to
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Scientific management is designed to
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Chinese Communists won peasant support by preaching
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When Chinese Communists gained power, they first outlawed
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T F The economic system is the social system that provides for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
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T F Economists primarily study how the economic system interacts with other systems.
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T F The three types of economic system in the major countries of the world today are capitalism, socialism, and communism.
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T F Taxes are higher in the United States than in Western European countries because the U.S. economy is capitalistic.
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T F Countries with welfare capitalism have longer life expectancies.
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T F Functionalists argue that capitalism operates to meet basic needs.
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T F Functionalists maintain that the existence of unemployment indicates that capitalism cannot work.
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T F Conflict theorists argue that the existence of unemployment indicates dysfunctions in the capitalist economic system.
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T F The Protestant ethic influenced the American desire for profit.
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T F Corporations have increased in size by vertical expansion, horizontal expansion, and
diversification.
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T F The major increase in multinational corporations has been in the developed nations of the world.
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T F Scientific management involves lifetime jobs and quality control circles.
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T F The human relations school of management was more interested in efficiency than in emotionally stable, satisfied employees.
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T F Unions have weakened in recent years, partly because of corporate expansion.
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T F Service work is sometimes similar to assembly-line work.
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Essay:
How does the purpose of production differ in capitalist and in socialist economies?
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Essay:
Americans value individual achievement and are noted for their huge multinational corporations. How do the ideal and the reality coexist? Take the view of a structural functionalist and of a conflict theorist.
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Essay:
Trace the development of employee management in the United States. What American values caused it to begin and progress the way it did?
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Essay:
Compare and contrast the American and Chinese economic systems.
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Essay:
How are your personal values similar to American economic values?
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