quarta-feira, 25 de março de 2009

A Ética Jesuíta do Capitalismo

(Law, Legislation and Liberty) FA Hayek Épilogue, note 44 :

"Long before Calvin, the Italian and Dutch commercial towns had practised and later the Spanish Schoolmen codified the rules which made the modern market economy possible. See in this connection particularly H. M. Robertson, Aspects of the Rise of Economic Individualism (Cambridge, 1933), a book which, if it had not appeared at a time when it practically remained unknown in Germany, should have disposed once and for all of the Weberian myth of the Protestant source of capitalist ethics. He shows that if any religious influences were at work, it was much more the Jesuits than the Calvinists who assisted the rise of the ‘capitalist spirit’"

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