Posted by ESC on August 10, 2003
In Reply to: What does this quote mean ( Aristotle) posted by Sarah01EA on August 10, 2003
: the most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Please respond quickly! Thanks
What are the other possibilities?
a) A society where the majority of people are poor. That's bad for obvious reasons.
b)A society where the majority of people are rich. Who would do the work?
c) A society where the rich are in the minority but they control things.
d) A society where the middle class is the largest and is in control. Aristotle says that is best. Probably because middle class people have enough money to meet their needs but not enough to stop working. So everything keeps functioning.