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  Does Political Power Mean Economic Power?
Political power empowers, and even enriches, the political elite; for them getting out their constituent vote is the be all and end all.
Economic power empowers people of any race and political power empowers the political elite of any race.
While fl politicians have preached that political power is a means to gain economic power, whether it has done so is a testable proposition.
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/wew/articles/03/power.html   (608 words)

  
 Economic Power under Capitalism - What is the difference between economic power and political power?
His power is the power of persuasion: the power to appeal to one's mind.
The power of a bureaucrat of a statist society is the power of fear -- the power to initiate force.
Such power is derived by destroying, or threatening to destroy values -- such as when your local IRS man confiscates your home for not paying your taxes, or the DOJ threatens you with a jail sentence for being too successful.
capitalism.org /faq/power.htm   (428 words)

  
 Mills - Power Elite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The supremacy of corporate economic power began, in a formal way, with the Congressional elections of 1866, and was consolidated by the Supreme Court decision of 1886 which declared that the Fourteenth Amendment protected the corporation.
In so far as the structural clue to the power elite today lies in the political order, that clue is the decline of politics as genuine and public debate of alternative decisions--with nationally responsible and policy-coherent parties and with autonomous organizations connecting the lower and middle levels of power with the top levels of decision.
Moreover, in a formally democratic polity, the aims and the powers of the various elements of this elite are further supported by an aspect of the permanent war economy: the assumption that the security of the nation supposedly rests upon great secrecy of plan and intent.
www2.pfeiffer.edu /~lridener/courses/MILLSR1.HTML   (9273 words)

  
 [Regents Prep Global History] Power: Economic
Economic power is often political power achieved through economic means.
In other cases, economic power is the ability to affect the lives of others through withholding trade, or the raising of prices on goods.
In any case, economic power is often needed to adequately express political or social power.
regentsprep.org /Regents/global/themes/power/ecn.cfm   (957 words)

  
 Economic power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The greater the liquidity of one's assets, the greater one's purchasing power is.
In general, those with more power also have more freedom than others and may be able to exploit others in society and/or cause some sort of market failure.
It is worth noting that information is also a form of power, in the case of two agents entering into a contract; if one agent knows that their deal with turn out significantly better (or worse) than the other suspects, then they are exercising a form of informational economic power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_power   (284 words)

  
 Economic Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Economic power is a recurring theme among political theorists ranging from radical political economist John Kenneth Galbraith on the left to neo-conservative intellectual Irving Kristol on the right.
Power, as I understand it, is the capacity to rule others: to make decisions for them without their consent and, in particular, to allocate their time and direct their energies.
What they mean, in fact, by "economic power" is the ability to influence a variety of social and economic conditions through the use of one's wealth in a volitive, rather than coercive, manner.
www.libertyhaven.com /theoreticalorphilosophicalissues/economichistory/ecopower.html   (951 words)

  
 Message to Congress on the Concentration of Economic Power
This concentration is seriously impairing the economic effectiveness of private enterprise as a way of providing employment for labor and capital and as a way of assuring a more equitable distribution of income and earnings among the people of the nation as a whole.
The power of a few to manage the economic life of the nation must be diffused among the many or be transferred to the public and its democratically responsible government.
Concentration of economic power in the few and the resulting unemployment of labor and capital are inescapable problems for a modern “private enterprise” democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article12058.htm   (2712 words)

  
 The Concentration of Political and Economic Power - eXile MM - Christians in Exile 2000
The centralization of political power in the federal government has led to a perpetuation of that power in the hands of a particular group of persons, best described as "elites." The House of Representatives is but one example, where centralization of power enables 98.5% of incumbents to be re-elected.
When given more power, human beings quite naturally use it to secure and improve their own position - which is why Lord Acton did not say: "Power tends to purify." Thus the centralization of power in the hands of a few ineluctably enables those holding power to keep it.
When power must be transferred, such as in the case of death or retirement, the existence of elite culture allows the transferor to select a recipient who has already been imbued with beliefs and values of the elite world-view.
www.exilemm.com /e06-power-elite.shtml   (1406 words)

  
 Military Power vs Economic Power in History
Economic power can be defined broadly as the capacity to influence other states through economic means.
Military power on the other hand is the capacity to use force or the threat of force to influence other states.
By this stage Soviet economic power had declined to a point that its political masters and citizens no longer had the political will to use Soviet military power to suppress the rebellion.
www.historyorb.com /world/power.shtml   (766 words)

  
 stopVAW -- Economic Power over Women
It is thought that economic considerations may fuel this type of harassment and may also play a role in harassment by a supervisor.
Some men may resort to sexual harassment in the workplace to assert power in a sexual context, in which they believe they have an advantage over women, and to express frustration over their loss or lack of relative power over the women in the workplace context.
In these situations, economic factors other than economic vulnerability appear to be at work, such as the desire of men to ensure continued economic dominance over women in the workplace by discouraging women from entering jobs in which they would compete with men.
www.stopvaw.org /Economic_Power_over_Women.html   (937 words)

  
 Economic injustices, power lust and foreign policies (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the causes for economic meltdowns in the past were understood in hindsight, today, it should be obvious beforehand this is the greatest threat to economic stability...
Trying to acquire power at all costs is actually megalomania however, and while wickedness of the highest order, I believe it is only loosely connected to the simpler 'lust for power'.
Power lust (in itself) is actually a natural male trait since, from all indications, it is sexually inspired.
www.matrixbookstore.biz.cob-web.org:8888 /commentary.htm   (4779 words)

  
 NYPA Services:  Economic Development
Economic development is a top priority for the New York Power Authority, America’s largest state-owned public power enterprise.
The Power Authority is working with Governor Pataki and the New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) to further promote economic development within New York State.
Because the Niagara project produces some of the least-expensive and cleanest power in the United States, applications are reviewed on a competitive basis to derive the maximum benefit to the state and local economies.
www.nypa.gov /economic.htm   (846 words)

  
 Democracy and Economic Cycles
England reacted to their economic distress with a series of efforts to raise revenue - the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the Tea Act (among others); the colonists reacted with the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence.
This time, Mussolini said, the bundle was the police and military power of the state combined with the economic power of industry.
The distinction between corporate control and human control is absolutely pivotal: governments that derive their just powers from the governed are responsible to citizens and voters, and their agencies are created exclusively to administer and protect the resources of the commons used by citizens and voters.
www.thomhartmann.com /economiccycles.shtml   (2770 words)

  
 Great power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Middle power has emerged as a term for those nations which exercise a degree of global influence, but insufficient to be decisive on international affairs.
Regional powers are those whose influence is confined to their region, major power and global power have emerged as synonyms of 'Great power'.
Also note that while these powers and other powers may have been "great" before the Congress of Vienna, they were only referred to as "Great powers" in an academic sense and in relation to Power in international relations after the Congress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_power   (2468 words)

  
 Decline of American power?- The Economic Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
US economic strength rests not simply on its economic size, but on invisible ‘dark matter’ which generates a bottomless global appetite for dollars and ensures a higher return on its assets relative to the rest of the world.
The powers he mostly described as holding sway in different parts of the world since 1500 encompassed several nationalities and pre-dated the rise of nation-states.
Firstly, America’s economic strength rests not simply on its economic size, which is diminishing in relative terms and fraught with huge deficits, but on invisible ‘dark matter’ which generates a bottomless global appetite for dollars and ensures a higher return on American assets relative to the rest of the world.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1502632.cms   (704 words)

  
 CRS Report on China's Economic Conditions
Currently, China is the largest economic power that is not a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the international body that sets rules for most international trade.
Economic control of various enterprises was given to provincial and local governments, which were generally allowed to operate and compete on free market principles, rather than under the direction and guidance of state planning.
Economic reforms led to higher efficiency in the economy, which boosted output and increased resources for additional investment in the economy.
www.fas.org /man/crs/980717CRSEconomic_Conditions.htm   (5842 words)

  
 Give women economic power in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Many have made do without men for years because their husbands and sons were drafted or volunteered for the never-ending civil wars, and a lot of them ended up dead or limbless.
And, while it's appropriate that the West is demanding that women play a role in creating the country's new provisional government, the form of power that would be most beneficial to them is economic.
But the lending practices soon proved to be too progressive for the Taliban, who complained that the newly enriched women had become "dissatisfied with their husbands." With that, the bank was ejected from the country.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /opinion/47943_column25.shtml   (1002 words)

  
 Economic History - National Economies and the Global Economy
The need for a larger economic base was closely linked with Japanese conceptions of coming wars, the effect of the great depression and a rise in anti-Japanese feeling in China.
Economic development is conducive to democratisation but is not sufficient for its achievement.
For while economic growth provides people with the spare time and resources to partake in politics and also creates the demand for it, it does not automatically ensure democratisation takes place.
www.historyorb.com /economic   (383 words)

  
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Whereas the western people strive and die for material wealth and economic development, other types of people see other things in life that are worth living and dying for such as cultural preservation, spiritual activites, and subsistence living.
Final Historian RE:Western Economic Power 1/16/2003 5:50:51 PM I don't think that SGTObvious was taking the position that material gain was the highest thing that man could pursue, he was just explaining why the West tends to have a lot more wealth than the rest of the world.
Michael RE:Western Economic Power 1/23/2003 3:11:35 PM The most important war that the Western World needs to engage in now, is the development of the third world countries.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/91-972.asp   (1412 words)

  
 Military Power vs Economic Power in History
The physical conversion of military power to economic power is horrendously expensive and difficult to achieve.
China is using its growing economic power to increase its military power.
Forceful use of military power to build economic power is extremely risky and can have counter productive side effects in the form of economic sanctions.
www.historyorb.com /world/power2.shtml   (842 words)

  
 World Prout Assembly: Economic power is controlled by a handful of capitalists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Economic power is controlled by a handful of capitalists
"In all the democratic countries of the world, economic power is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals and groups.
In liberal democracies economic power is controlled by a handful of capitalists, while in socialist countries economic power is concentrated in a small group of party leaders.
www.worldproutassembly.org /archives/2006/05/economic_power.html   (508 words)

  
 Economic Power (Wal-Mart Stores, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, McDonald's, Domino's Pizza) | SmartMoney.com
But its power is economic, not political, a vital nuance the Socialists and collectivists that oppose business conveniently forget to consider.
"Economic power," as philosopher Ayn Rand wrote, "is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
But in reality, the only power business has is economic power earned by providing a product or service valued by others who voluntarily seek it out.
www.smartmoney.com /tradecraft/index.cfm?story=20060731   (1216 words)

  
 Foreign Affairs - The Unipolar Moment - Charles Krauthammer (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The center of world power is the unchallenged superpower, the United States, attended by its Western allies.
The notion that economic power inevitably translates into geopolitical influence is a materialist illusion.
Economic power is a necessary condition for great power status.
www.foreignaffairs.org.cob-web.org:8888 /19910201faessay6067/charles-krauthammer/the-unipolar-moment.html   (683 words)

  
 Opinion: Economic power
First, it suggests that Bush's push for tax cuts is based almost entirely on political calculations, not economic ones.
The temptation to blame the outgoing Clinton administration for any future economic troubles is obvious, but the statistics don't support such pessimism.
The president-elect's words and actions should be geared toward preventing an economic downturn, rather than inviting a downturn to justify a tax cut.
www.sptimes.com /News/122800/Opinion/Economic_power.shtml   (463 words)

  
 Educate Yourself - America's Economic Power, Part III
Continuing with our look at the origins of America's Economic Power, as told by historian John Steele Gordon in his book "An Empire of Wealth," the new nation is growing.
By 1750 he regarded slavery as injurious to the welfare of a country because it bred a contempt for labor, and he thought that slavery was economically inefficient at best.
The colonists frequently stated that knuckling under to British demands would reduce them from free men to slaves, a condition of servitude with which they were all too familiar.
www.buyandhold.com /bh/en/education/history/2005/economic_power_3.html   (1509 words)

  
 Politicians don't have this power- The Economic Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The state is facing severe power shortage, with the gap in supply and demand shooting up to 3,500-4,000 MW.
Out of the three power blocks of a total capacity of 2,150 MW, the 740-MW block was expected to be ready for generation by May, and the other two by November.
Ironically, the cost of the RGPPL power will be around the same — Rs 7-7.50 per unit — as that of the erstwhile DPC.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1511094.cms   (486 words)

  
 Buckeye Power: OREC Rural Electric Energy Utilities Ohio
As usual the annual tour of Washington DC was a memorable one for both the high school students and the adults.
The 25 electric distribution cooperatives serving Ohioans get their power from Buckeye Power, Inc., a power generation and transmission co-op which pr...
The 25 electric distribution cooperatives serving Ohioans get their power from Buckeye Power, Inc., a power generation and transmission co-op which produces its electricity in two coal-fired units at the Cardinal Generating Station along the Ohio River near Brilliant, OH.
www.buckeyepower.com   (296 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power: Books: John Steele Gordon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Those seeking an introduction to the general history of American economic power will find few better places to start, as long as they keep in mind that the nation's economy is not perfect, its benefits not unalloyed and its future domination of other economic powerhouses by no means assured.
Gordon, a financial historian, tells the story of America's dynamic power, which is tied to its entrepreneurial culture and immense economic wealth.
From the settlement at Jamestown (which was founded by a profit-seeking corporation) to the birth of the Internet, our history is replete with people who made America great with their hard work; ambition; ingenuity and, in the author's view, dumb luck.
www.amazon.ca /Empire-Wealth-History-American-Economic/dp/0060505125   (701 words)

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