Using the 5 dominant themes of Ritzer’s McDonaldization of Society, Efficiency, Calculability, Predictability, Control and the Irrationality of Rationality, discuss the following:
a. How are human interactions and relationships being affected by increased efficiency?
b. What are various aspects of your daily life that have become increasingly calculable? In what ways have they become so?
c. In what ways do bureaucracies strive to create increased predictability?
d. Give examples of control in the fast-food, education, and health care industries. What are the similarities between them?
e. What are some examples of the irrationality or rationality? How do they stem from seemingly rational motivations?