; however, it has worsened and deteriorated to the extent that now it can no longer be justified by this hypothesis, as it completely focuses on sustaining the elite.
Tumin argues that social stratification is dysfunctional for a variety of reasons, for instance, it does not permit the exposure of all individuals to equal opportunities, so their talents are left undiscovered, it focuses on the needs of a selected few, it does not merit equal membership in society, it does not result in equal loyalty towards society, and it does not give everyone equal psychological rewards.
The argument I like the best is the one about “brain drain” (Eglitis), which is the way the talented and educated individuals from the underdeveloped countries migrate to the West in order to seek employment and a use for their talents (Eglitis). This is interesting because it often goes unnoticed, while it has a huge impact on the social strength of the underdeveloped countries.
The argument is weak in the regard that it does not care to present the opposing view of the thesis. It is fairly biased as it simply focuses on the way the underdeveloped countries are being exploited, without considering any benefits that they may be receiving in the process.
It could be said that the developed countries do help out the poor states, as has been hinted in some points of the argument. For instance, there are more job opportunities in the poor countries due to outsourcing, the companies are shifting their manufacturing to the underdeveloped countries, and the rich feel good when they help out now and then through their altruistic practices (Eglitis).
According to Mills, the three institutions that form the “interlocking triangle” are the