Conflict Theory : A Theoretical Framework Essay

953 Words Jul 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Conflict theory pg 27- a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources.

The scarcest resource in this scenario is clearly revenue. As the national debt increases, the American dollar continues to lose value by the day. It 's getting to the point where people are no longer able to maintain the lifestyles they have grown accustomed to. As a result, we all try to save as much money as we possibly can. Price has become the first thing we look at out of sheer necessity. With consumers gravitating so consistently toward the lowest price available, companies are forced to make their products as inexpensive as possible. The trouble is that there is no such thing as a free meal. At the end of the day, costs of every step in the production and distribution process add up. Once all of these numbers add up, the cost is what it is. The only way to lower the price is to pay less to one of these steps. In reality, a penny saved is a penny withheld from somebody else. The question is who? Well, in a system that is set up so that everyone from employees to customers have rights, it is never going to be legally viable to take these savings out of a legitimate employees pocket. A worker without rights fighting for their piece of this pie is tantamount to a toothless lion fighting for their share of a zebra. The question of whether or not it is fair doesn 't seem like much of a question at all. Clearly it is unfair.…

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