The Protestant Ethic and American Capitalism
June 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM
There is an interesting discussion at the Becker-Posner Blog on the role of the protestant ethic in American capitalism. Richard Posner discusses a recent NY Times editorial by David Brooks which argues that the success of American capitalism is deeply rooted in the work ethic, and moral framework, of Colonial American Protestantism.
Have we lost the moral values which undergird a commercial society -- Becker-Posner Blog
The Great Seduction -- NY Times (David Brooks)