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16 / Introduction: ends and means provides a common frame of action or reference. These linkages often set limits to what individuals can do within and through them: markets impose competition and discipline, bureaucracies subject people to regulations, professions set up obligatory standards and procedures, or minimum levels of competence. But each network also makes it possible for people associated by way of it to accomplish things they could not do in separation, giving them access to connections and resources made available through it.
Even as he declared all history to be the history of class conflict he recognized that every large social category consisted of many sub-groups with diverse and competing orientations and interests, economic, geographic, occupational, and cultural; conflicts existed within as well as between classes. But he argued that these internal dissensions would be overcome as struggles with people in other classes pushed workers or bourgeois to join together in order to act effectively against their enemies.
Each of the media of access proper to one or another particular network operates to some degree in the others. Money is of course at work in all of them, but so in a way are considerations of legitimacy and standards of competence or skill operative in the market. ). States rely on market exchanges (not always free of control, to be sure) to sustain their population and develop the wealth from which tax revenues come, as well as to provide other goods that governments require, such as weapons for armies; and they depend on communicative networks to diffuse information, to educate or influence citizens and officials, and to provide relevant scientific knowledge.