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Fri Jun 5 21:05:49 PDT 2020
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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Max Weber. 1905
"Published: Unwin Hyman, London & Boston, 1930;
Translated: Talcott Parsons, Anthony Giddens;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden February 2005;
CopyLeft: this text is completely free."
Protestant ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism : Summary
A Book Overview: "The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit Of Capitalism"
.. Key Takeaways: The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit Of Capitalism
- Weber’s famous book set out to understand Western civilization and the development of capitalism.
- According to Weber, societies influenced by Protestant religions encouraged both accumulating material wealth and living a relatively frugal lifestyle.
- Because of this accumulation of wealth, individuals began to invest money—which paved the way for the development of capitalism.
- In this book, Weber also put forward the idea of the “iron cage,” a theory about why social and economic structures are often resistant to change.
.. In other words, capitalism evolved when the Protestant ethic influenced large numbers of people to engage in work in the secular world, developing their own enterprises and engaging in trade and the accumulation of wealth for investment. ...
On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 10:51:21PM -0300, Punk-Stasi 2.0 wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Jun 2020 11:20:06 +1000
> Zenaan Harkness <zen at freedbms.net> wrote:
> > very interesting!
> > thanks for posting..
> > was that from Wiki?
> quote comes from max weber's "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" (1905)
> > On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 04:47:15PM -0300, Punk-Stasi 2.0 wrote:
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> > > "the Reformation meant not the elimination of the Church’s control over everyday life, but rather the substitution of a new form of control for the previous one. It meant the repudiation of a control which was very lax, at that time scarcely perceptible in practice, and hardly more than formal, in favor of a regulation, of the whole of conduct which, penetrating to all departments of private and public life, was infinitely burdensome and earnestly enforced. The rule of the Catholic Church, “punishing the heretic, but indulgent to the sinner,” as it was in the past even more than today, is now tolerated by peoples of thoroughly modern economic character, and was borne by the richest and economically most advanced peoples on earth at about the turn of the fifteenth century. The rule of Calvinism, on the other hand, as it was enforced in the sixteenth century in Geneva and in Scotland, at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in large parts of the Netherlands, in the seventeenth in New England, and for a time in England itself, would be for us the most absolutely unbearable form of ecclesiastical control of the individual which could possibly exist."
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