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Table 6-1. Kerbos Chapter 6: The Upper Class (Outline) Who Are the Upper Class? How Do They Dominate Society Today? How Do they Govern? A Policy Formation.

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1 Table 6-1. Kerbos Chapter 6: The Upper Class (Outline) Who Are the Upper Class? How Do They Dominate Society Today? How Do they Govern? A Policy Formation Model

2 Table 6-2. Classes Defined by Class, Status, and Party Class Location Base of Class Location ClassStatusParty Upper ClassWealthyLeisureActive CorporateWealthyBusinessActive ManagerialRichBusinessProbably Votes ProfessionalRichProfessionalMay be Active Working ClassModerateFamilyMight Vote Lower ClassPoorStreetInactive

3 Figure 6-1. Upper Class Economic Control through Stock Ownership and Corporate Control (Kerbo, p. 164) Upper Class Stock Ownership Financial corporation A with stock control of Corporation B

4 Table 6-3. Upper Class Family Backgrounds of Corporate Elites (Kerbo, p. 166) Domhoffs Study of Corporate Directors Corporation typePercent Upper Class Top 20 Industrials54% Top 15 Banks62% Top 15 Insurance44% Top 15 Transportation53% Top 15 Utilities30% Dyes Exclusive Club Membership Top 201 Corporate Leaders44%

5 Table 6-4. Upper Class Origins of Government Elite Domhoff Study Position in GovernmentPercent Upper Class Cabinet (1932-1964) Secretary of State63% Secretary of Defense62% Secretary of the Treasury63% Mintz Study All Cabinets (1897-1973)66% Democratic Cabinets (97-1973)60% Republican Cabinets (97-1973)71% Dye Study Top Officials (1970)6% Top Military (1970)9%

6 Table 6-5. Largest Political Action Committee Contributions (November 2004; from Kerbo, 2006, Sixth Edition, p. 165) Political Action CommitteeDonation (rounded to millions) Real Estate$43 million Securities/Investment$35 million Health Professionals$34 million Insurance$19 million General Contractor$16 million Commercial Bank$15 million Oil and Gas$14 million

7 Figure 6-2. The Policy Formation Process (Kerbo, p. 176) Corporations Personal Wealth Foundations Universities Policy- Planning Groups Government Commissions National News Media Executive Agencies Congressional Committees Courts


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