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ERIC Number: ED044739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 27
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The Needs, Possibilities, and Probabilities of Riots and Revolution in America or America, Where Are You Now?
Grossman, Randy
The author takes a look at the free enterprise system as it is practiced in the United States, and concludes that it does not result in equal opportunity for all citizens. Deplorable social and economic inequities are examined. The poor, according to the author are discriminated against in terms of health factors, housing, employment, income and power. Following from this he assumes that the current system is unefficacious and must be modified or completely changed so all people can enjoy it. As a possible means of change, riots and revolution are considered: (1) what are they; (2) what are their goals; and (3) can they work in the United States. The author contends that the American cultural make-up would not, at this time, support total revolution. His answer, and the one for which he builds a case, is a drastic modification of the free-enterprise system, with the government remodifying the system through the legislative process. To those who say that the revolution is here or coming soon, he responds "no," without, however, ruling out that possibility should drastic changes not be forthcoming. (TL)
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