1.”Factions” remind me of political parties, a group of people gathered together to protect and promote their economic interests and political views.

2.According to Federalist #10, the source of wealth is human abilities. He believes that talent and wisdom can get more wealth. The rich have enough funds to train talents, so the born rich are still rich. But the poor did not have the funds to train talents at the beginning, so those born in poverty are still poor.

3.I agree with the author’s explanation of wealth and poverty, because now the gap between rich and poor has not changed, and people born in rich families are still rich, but most people in poor families are still poor.

4.The core mission (“first object”) of the US government is protecting the interests of the rich, which does not surprise me, because the means of production and commodities are private in capitalism, so they will choose to protect their wealth. Moreover, the core mission of the government is different in today’s society, because now the government also provides welfare and assistance to the working class, but the gap between the rich and the workers has not changed.

5.I am not surprised that Federalist #10 is not in favor of democracy, and supports a Republican (representative) form of government.Because he believes that the republic can protect the interests of the wealthy class. The author dislikes a (pure) democratic form of government because the proportion of workers is very large.He believes that a democratic government will take away personal property rights, which is unfair to a small number of wealthy classes.

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