ANT 3150 OCT 12 - The Moral Foundation of a Capitalist...

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Moral Foundations, slide 1 October 1, 2007 The Moral Foundation of a Capitalist Economy
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Moral Foundations, slide 2 October 1, 2007 Purpose of this Lecture To understand the religious impulses that lay behind the rise of a capitalist economy in northwestern Europe, impulses which to some extent remain part of that economy.
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Moral Foundations, slide 3 October 1, 2007 21 st -century Calvinism I don’t want I want to be a Good luck. to pay any one-in-a-million dues in life. overnight success. I want the world handed to me on a silver platter.
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Moral Foundations, slide 4 October 1, 2007 The Problem An economy that is based on unbridled acquisitiveness is an exceptional development in the world. Although there have been proto-capitalist economic formations for many centuries, it is only in the last three hundred years that capitalism has grown to be the dominant form of economic activity.
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Moral Foundations, slide 5 October 1, 2007 Capitalism as an Exceptional Formation Types of economies around the world Core features of capitalism money as an end in itself, alienation of labor, 
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ANT 3150 OCT 12 - The Moral Foundation of a Capitalist...

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