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  • Prison Industrial Complex Summary

    Angela Y. Davis explores the prison industrial complex in depth concerning the treatment of men and women and how their treatment extends to their gender and race. The article opens up with a story told from an inmate, on just how cruel, demeaning, and sickening the prison and system is by comparing the medical care to death. The story is the premise for this article which looks into different forms of punishments which haunts the inmates. The prison system is rapidly growing with more and more inmates, specifically women inmates. Why is this? She argues that prisons enforce gender discrimination, particularly towards women. While Davis’s project is that the recent increase in imprisonments relates proportionately to the economics of the prison…

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  • Reflection Of 'The Prison-Industrial Complex'

    Chapter Reflection – Chapter Two – “The Prison-Industrial Complex” Colorado College, Colorado Springs – May 5, 1997 In reading Chapter Two, it brought back memories of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, it was a very sad moment in my young life at the time. My family had just moved to Washington, DC that summer from Decatur, Alabama. Furthermore, my whole family was shaken from that kind of violence against a Baptist in a Black community. My Mother was not…

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  • Prison Industrial Complex Case Study

    points) From the Lecture: 1. What is the Prison Industrial Complex and how does it generate profit? Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is private industry that run prisons by using a business model. PIC’s main goal is to generate as much profit as possible. That explains the ongoing expansion of prison. It is not different than any other hotel chain business. PIC generate profit from the prisoners. They receive money for each inmate and the longer they stay in the more money the PIC would make. …

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  • Managerial Elite Theory

    The military-industrial complex is one of the best examples of the managerial elite theory. In the film, Why We Fight, it’s explains how the corporate, military, and government elite use their power to further position, status, and profits of the managerial elite. When we went into Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction it happened to correlate with the interest’s president bush and his cabinet whom had large investments in oil. Iraq just so happened to be a huge reserve of untapped oil.…

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  • American Militarism Analysis

    solely use this massive budget for the waging of war, however, This money lubricates American politics, filling campaign coffers … It provides lucrative “second careers” for returned U.S. Military officers hired by weapons manufacturers … It funds the activities of think tanks that relentlessly advocate for policies guaranteed to fend off challenges to established conventions. (Bacevich 228) The accepted narrative is that the massive spending undertaken by the military industrial complex is to…

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Summary

    enduring weapons industry; however, he also stated that we must guard against the inappropriate influence by the military-industrial complex . Since President Eisenhower’s final speech as the President of the United States, people like R. Fuller and Andrew J. Bacevich have latched on to industries unfitting…

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  • Ethnic Work Essay

    As stated in discussion question 4, ethnic work is the way people keep their ethnic distinctions – such as food, dress, language, religion. I do not wish to spend time conferring my personal ethnic work, as I have already done so extensively in discussion question 4. Instead, let us focus on the second objective of this short essay – whether or not I agree or disagree with C. Wright Mills viewpoint. According to the Mills, the top corporate leaders, top military leaders, and top political…

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  • Drug War Effects On Latinx

    the race differences in the prisons of the United States. “Blacks in 1991 made up 12 percent of America’s population but 48 percent of both prison and jail inmates.” This quote represents that although Blacks made up 12 percent of America’s population, there were 48 percent of Blacks which means more than half the population was incarcerated. There is a clear disproportion of race in the United States prisons. Races are not treated the same in prisons and that is a state as well as a national…

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  • Mills The Power Elite Analysis

    is no election for the power elites such as retired generals that moved into executive offices in big corporations or shifting into political hierarchy, not by means of moving up the ranks of elections. With these major parallel shifts, the normal democracy of check and balances are not applied. All this is happening in the United States politics with no consequence for large scale national issues. The consequences of these decisions by corporations, political elites, or military leaders are…

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  • Public Institutions Vs Private Institutions

    justice into the dialect of the marketplace. With this, they accuse government agencies of having a monopoly on prisons and espouse the need to downsize. These Private Enterprises claimed that they can manage prisons more efficiently and cheaper while saving the taxpayers money. Studies, some moderately funded by the industry, regularly conclude that states can save money by using for-profit institutions. However, academic or state-funded studies have found that private institutions tend to keep…

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