This tree shows how power is represented in the United States. Each person is a sociological idea. The guy at the top of the tree represents the corporations that control most of the power in America.

Here are the sociological ideas I used to support my idea.

  • Power Elite
  • Corporate Lobby Dominance

  • Corporate Welfare

  • Deregulation

  • Class Conflict

  • Domination

  • State Violence Monopoly

  • Ideology

  • Regressive taxes

  • Progressive taxes

I used a Christmas tree because 1. It was festive and 2. It’s sort of shaped like a pyramid. I wanted to have the corporations at the top of the pyramid to represent the power they hold. Likewise, the sociological ideas are represented as less important and are therefore at the lower end of the pyramid.