Saturday, June 14, 2014

Didn't Weber Already Cover this Ground Adequately?

Just a little annoyed at the Washington Post presenting the linking of religion and economic growth as some new thing. Weber covered this over 100 years ago. While great writing and excellent for spurring thinking on how sociology, economics, and political economy all influence each other the underlying thesis didn't hold up to careful analysis. While this is an important topic in survey courses and something any generally educated person should know I don't really see how there is much of anything new worth saying on the topic.

1 comment:

  1. There is nothing worth saying on the topic. Japan, S Korea, Singapore have nothing in common with Protestantism and they are way up there...
    But for me, as an atheist, it comes as an insult the idea that one cannot be a moral person outside religion...