Neither of these two basic goals receives priority in every society.  In some, efforts to minimize political change seem to take preference over efforts to maximize production, while in other the reverse is true.  In general it appears that the goal of maximizing production has priority in relatively unstratified societies and the goal of minimizing political change has priority in societies in which power and privilege are monopolized by a few.  In societies in which neither of these conditions exists, the two goals seem to be given roughly equal priority (1966, p.42).