Reconsidering Webers The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
By Solomon Stein, Virgil Henry Storr
This article appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of The Independent Review.
Since its publication in 1905, Max Webers seminal treatise has been both championed as perceptive sociological analysis and condemned as inaccurate and even subversive. Whatever its shortcomings, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is valuable for helping us think about alternative types of capitalism and the relationship between culture and the economy.
Solomon Stein is a senior research fellow in the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.
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