Aristotle's Democracy And The Middle Class

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As soon as the gold coin in Africa was created and used as commerce, it spread to Europe. It changed the European social class by creating the middle (proletariat) class. Aristotle believes that if the poor have too much power we are considered to live in a democracy and if the wealthy have too much power we are said to have an oligarchy. Was the middle class only created to offset oligarchy and democracy? In a way, it seems that is its initial purpose, but it is not relevant today as it was during Aristotle’s time because technology altered society as a whole. Will we ever have a strong middle class in America? Aristotle believed that if we did, polity will exist and everything will all be swell in government. The middle class in America …show more content…
Societies where the middle class dominates are most likely to be stable and decent like Aristotle said, but the wealthy have a habit of being arrogant, careless, and destructive. Aristotle observed that those of the middle class tended to have more reasonable desires. Since private interests are increasing and have more influence over public policy, based on their larger sums of money; which have shaped elections and the policymaking process, our political system has become less responsive to those looking to move upward in social class. This is because wealthy interests are clearly focused on concerns not shared by the rest of the American public and often oppose any policies that would allow upward mobility among those of both the middle and

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