1. Based on the Weberian and Marxian models of class structure, what is the class location of each of your ten closest friends or acquaintances? What is their location in relationship to yours? To one another's? What does their location tell you about friendship and social class?
2. Should employment be based on meritocracy, need, or affi rmative action policies?
3. What might happen in the United States if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen?