The death of democracy and the resurrection of timocracy

  title={The death of democracy and the resurrection of timocracy},
  author={M. Ramose},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  pages={291 - 303}
  • M. Ramose
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Moral Education
Throughout the centuries the ownership of wealth has been used as the measure for the determination of status in a community or society. Exactly what constituted wealth differed from one period to the next. The nature and extent of power within the narrow confines of the family and the wider political context was defined on the basis of ownership of wealth. Wealth power was transmuted into the authority to influence government and social morality. ‘What I have’ superseded ‘I am a human being… Expand
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