Max Weber - Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Episode 45 · February 16th, 2020 · 40 mins 14 secs

About this Episode

Writing early in the 20th century, Weber sees how rational capitalism had developed in the West but not so much in other civilizations around the world. His project is to find out why. He finds a connection between modern economic life and ascetic Protestantism, which held that economic achievement was evidence of God's favor.

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