How can we characterize contemporary | Expository Writing | Rutgers University – New Brunswick


   Joseph Stiglitz, “Rent Seeking and the Making of an Unequal Society”

(New Humanities Reader)

Franklin Foer, “Mark Zuckerberg’s War on Free Will” (linked on Sakai as

an excerpt from  World Without Mind)

Karen Ho, “Biographies of Hegemony” (New Humanities Reader)

In all three essays listed above, we see examples of small “elite” groups that

wield both financial power and significant, sometimes unacknowledged

influence over others.  Taking into account the power granted to these

groups by technological factors, regulatory capture, financial dominance, or

even just the widespread perception of elite status, please provide an

answer to the following question in an essay that makes use of evidence

from all three texts:

How can we characterize contemporary


5 full pages minimum

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