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Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic

Updated Wednesday 25th March 2015

The founder of sociology, Max Weber drilled in the value of hard work into our everyday ethic. 

How does religion fit with the world of business? Perhaps more closely than you think. The sociologist and economist Max Weber argued that after the Reformation one form of Christian Protestantism, Calvinism, encouraged a different attitude to work, with far-reaching effects.

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