Karl Marx And Max Weber: What Is The Purpose Of Government?
By being efficient, Weber felt that a government could promote economic growth and ensure a steady supply of resources, leading to a better overall quality of life for its citizens. The feelings of workers were not seen as an important factor in Weber’s works, and he felt that many factors, not just economic status, could contribute to a person’s class and quality of life. Social status or a person’s career, for example, could help an individual live a higher class life even if he or she had a more limited income (Fry and Raadschelders, 2014). Marx and Weber viewed government in different ways, and, although their viewpoints were different, both offered valuable contributions to the government and bureaucracy as we know them today. While we may never truly find the “best” way to run a government, the importance of striving to operate in the best way possible will always remain.