1. It is argued that we are experiencing the “Age of Mass Incarceration” in the U.S. today. For example, your readings show sentencing (not crime rates) in China are 1/4ththe rate of the U.S. and that this is a result of encroaching corporatism and militarism of the State.
Explain how your text explains the above as a product of the increasing and inevitable “irrationality of capitalism.”
2. Why are bureaucracies, according to Sociologists, antithetical to democracy? How did their growth, according to Weber and others, affect the demise of capitalism predicted by Marx and others? What does your text argue has been the result?