Social Institutions Review Questions


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by Kaiden Bedsole - Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 12:45 PM

1. For society as a whole, not having any educational institutions would not be a very good thing. This is because, then those who can not afford a private tutor, then the majority of our population would become uneducated. This means that those who are seeking jobs, would not have the proper education to seek after often higher paying, higher end jobs. There would be less people who would know how to run a business. In addition, I think our economy would take a dip, because I believe this would only make the gap between the rich and the poor, much greater. Families may have to go back to old trends of having more kids in order to jobs around the house/farm/etc. I believe it would be a very bad thing if in our society, we did not have educational institutions.

2. I do not believe that we have total separation between church and state. For example, the hand on the Bible when the President takes oath, but there are also other examples of this. Like there are some things that a President may not agree of, because of his religion; however, may still try to change this law. Thus, I don't think there is total separation, but I acknowledge that there are pros and cons to this.

3. Capitalism is an economic system in which resources and means of production are privately owned; where as, socialism is having everything be owned by the society as a whole. I personally am more fond of capitalism. I believe it creates the opportunity for the individual to get what he/she wants in their life by earning it, while as with socialism I feel that this is less likely to happen. So, I believe capitalism to be the better foundation for a society. 

4. They both prepare young for adulthood, while also passing down culture/history. I feel that they go hand in hand, so I would say that one could not take the place of the other. I feel that they use each other equally to give a form of both indidualism and being group oriented. They both teach important lessons in one's life about not only simply educational things, but also social aspects of life.

5. Hindu would practice the holistic medicine I say this, because Hinduism is more than a religion, it's really a way of life. And they focus on the purity of every aspect of ones life. Christians, however will use the scientific medicine more, like we do in the US. Because when they get "sick" they tend to think of the physical aspect only, compared to every aspect.