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April 29, 2014

Worldwork 2014

Rank is earned and unearned. It comes from the situation you were born into, like being supported by parents, the country you were born into the economic situation and so on. Earned rank comes from things you have worked for: education, professional or personal accomplishments.
Rank is related to power.

There are different kinds of rank:

Rank is often unconscious. We are not aware of our rank or the effects of it when we have it. We need others to help us know about our rank, especially rank that is not social rank. When we are not aware of and able to use our rank we are in danger of abusing it.

This topic is a good marriage with economics because having money is one of the ways that we gain rank in the world.

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