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Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Class Biases In American Law, Robert E. Rodes Jan 1983

Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Class Biases In American Law, Robert E. Rodes

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A common view of our present society is that it is largely egalitarian and classless. This paper proposes that this conception of an egalitarian and classless society belies reality. It argues that there is a dominant class of leaders in government, labor, and business who are characterized by their organizational skills and their technical expertise, and who have more in common with one another that they have with the respective constituencies in whose name they exercise power. It further argues that this class, in effect, is able to wield power to control the structure of society and the legal system …