Social Classes in Britain

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The answer is a simple yes to this not-so-simple question. There cannot be a classless society, neither has it ever been. Cannadine acknowledges that "classes will always be with us, as long as there remain inequalities in income, differences in occupation, and variations in wealth that can be objectively observed"-which is to say in any imaginable human grouping, past, present, or future…

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Besides the fortune that the people belonging to this class have inherited, they attribute their title to a number of other factors too. These include their education, their hobbies and their pastimes which includes the traditional sporting life involving hunting, shooting and fishing, as well as a great deal of horse riding for both leisure and as a competitive pursuit.
The people belonging to the class category are mostly agricultural, factory workers and mine workers. The Working Class includes those who sell their labour power, their capacity to work, in return for a wage or salary, and who work under the direction of the owners of the means of production and their agents. This category includes skilled, semi skilled and unskilled workers.
People in general seem quite uncomfortable when the issue of social class is raised. In order to deal with this discomfort a typical response to the subject is that "class no longer exists". This view isat the very highest levels of public life. People feel uncomfortable with the idea of class partly because it was developed by Karl Marx (1848), and Karl Marx and communism go together, also because they may feel inferior, that is not as good as other people.
Margaret Thatcher informed us "there is no such thing as society; just individuals and their families" an ...
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