Rage Against The Machine Analysis

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Some say that literature is a gateway to understanding history. In the case of ‘Rage Against the Machine’, the literature provided served to build a context for which we were to experience history. When a person can experience history, they are truly able to understand how the people of the day felt emotionally, socially, politically, and economically. For me, this was the most important takeaway of this game. My majors are both Political Science and Business, so this game heavily revolved around the issues presented in each of these disciplines. The political system of Manchester during that time was greatly that of an aristocracy, and still somewhat of a monarchy. It’s not hard to guess how this political system worked. The nobility set laws for everyone except themselves. This system was functional in England until the French …show more content…
There were to economic parts to the game, that of the market and that of personal finance. The overall market was relatively free. Merchants could sell as they wanted to, as long as they were producing the cloth. They were faced with a very challenging decision, however, and that was whether or not to invest industrial machinery in order to produce more. These technological advances are a huge factor in changing supply. As the merchants were able to sell more, they were able to expand, thus investing more into labor. For the craftsman class, the game was all about successfully marketing and selling a product. During this game, one of the most important aspects of the marketing plan was the price. The strategy of the carpenters was to price low so that they would be able to sell more machines. The craftsmen were making minimal profit on each machine, but merchants could afford to buy more of those machines. Both parties had to constantly be doing cost-benefit analyses in order to know what tactic would bring them the most

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