Ruling Class

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From Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt.

Theruling classis thesocial classof a givensocietythat decides upon and sets that society’spolitical agenda. In Marxist terms, the ruling class would be the capitalist class, those who dominate the economy, and by extension also determine the cultural norms and practices of a given society. It has also been argued that, due toglobalization, atransnational capitalist classhas emerged, one which transcends national boundaries.

Analogous to the capitalist class, other modes of production give rise to different ruling classes. Under feudalism it was the feudal lords, while under slavery it was the slave-owners. In modern societies it has been argued that a coherent ruling class cannot exist, due to there being no coherent working class.

Society, in the novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, is eusocial with a…

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