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Eat the Rich

P.J. O’Rourke sets off in his book Eat the Rich to see international examples of good and bad economic systems.  His hope is to answer the following core question “Why do some places prosper and other places suck?” (O’Rourke, 1998). … Continue reading

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The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

In The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905), Max Weber poses the question Why is it that capitalism is most successful in Protestant nations? Weber argues that this happens, because the religious doctrines of Protestantism, especially from … Continue reading

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