Economics Essay | Kaplan, Lynn White, and Plato on Economic Modernization

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Kaplan, Lynn White, and Plato on Economic Modernization

Summary: Discusses the issue of economic modernization and if it is a remedy for all social ills or difficulties. Examines the viewpoints of Kaplan, Lynn White and Plato.
Economic modernization is not a remedy for all ills or difficulties. According to Kaplan, this type of advancement, although it encourages individual and group ambitions and progress, weakens "traditional loyalties to the state" (Kaplan, 5). In other words, economic progress is a beast with two faces; progressive and destructive. Modernization influences prosperity within the economic markets, which in turn, encourages individuals as well as groups to seize opportunities, contribute and profit from the expanding market. A flourishing market and economy give birth to new technology and resources meant to encourage expansion and therefore, globalization. It is exactly this idea of globalization that defies and weakens traditional loyalties to the state. Interestingly enough, Lynn White and Plato share Kaplan's conclusion of weakening traditional loyalties to the state.

Before beginning with my argument, it is absolutely necessary to define "traditional loyalties to the state", which...

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