Class Warfare


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Class Warfare

In political science, the idea that social classes are perpetually in conflict for more economic and political power. For example, a corporation's management has the incentive to make the most money possible for shareholders, while unionized employees have the incentive to make the most money possible for themselves. Thus, a collective bargaining negotiation will be treated like a zero-sum game, in which one side wins and the other loses. The idea that class warfare is inevitable is not universally accepted, but it is a foundational element of communism and some forms of capitalism.
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For this reason then, another concern is that the essential differentiation between the 'male' and 'female' Gothic as theorized and practiced by Walpole and Radcliffe and their followers has no real place in Elliott's theory of picture identification as class warfare.
Some elements of this populist class warfare are perfectly consistent with limited government.
When you think of class warfare, you probably think of inciting anger, resentment and jealousy among the have-nots against the haves.
Indeed, the charge of class warfare has recurred repeatedly during the Republican presidential primary.
Divided into seven extensively sourced chapters, the work discusses the crippling economic depression, class warfare, national railroad strike, struggles with Native American tribes in the Great Plains region, and racial violence in the South.
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He also rejected claims that he was engaging in class warfare against David Cameron, and dismissed suggestions of splits in Labour's top team.
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The Prime Minister rejected claims that the new 50p top rate on people with incomes of more than pounds 150,000 marked a return to old Labour politics of class warfare, insisting that it was not "taxation for its own sake".
Expanding trade and removing barriers will do more to improve the well-being of the American worker and consumer than class warfare posturing.
It reeks of class warfare and implies that only rich people earn dividends.
Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom's ``Evil'' is a tale of class warfare and how the powerful will prey on the weak that takes place at a boarding school in the 1950s.