I like your post and I mostly agree with you, however, the third paragraph where you discuss functionalist perspective, I have to disagree with part of what you said. Yes our country does show some of this perspective but it’s also something the United States should work on. Take a NFL player versus a fire fighter for an example. A fire fighter risks their lives and have a much more difficult and stressful job than a professional football player does. Except, the football player makes a lot more than a fire fighter, which in my opinion, isn’t right. We do show some of the functionalist perspective in our society like the example you have provided but we also don’t in the example I had given above.
Great post and points you make though!