Is there a link between capitalism and Christianity, a god of the markets? Some experts think so. There is growing evidence that Christianity gave birth to the global economy.
Max Weber, the German sociologist, developed the idea that Protestantism is a pillar of the profit system. He introduced the idea that piety and profits can live together. Weber outlined his theory in 1905 with “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”.
Calvinism and the Protestant sects, Weber argued, depend on outward signs of salvation. The main ones were diligence, sobriety and success. Thrift was also...
There's a lot of talk about politicians being "bought and sold", and about "crony capitalism". What do those terms mean? Why should we care? Author Jay Cost of The Weekly Standard for Prager University, Feb 2016.
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.
I do not extend these courtesies to racists.
Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons or agents of peace. But when you are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get you and many others killed.