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Apr
19
comment What is the status of Weber's protestant ethic thesis?
It has been 30 or more years since I last read Weber, but I believe you're stating the thesis a bit more broadly than intended. The Protestant ethic enabled people to defer satisfaction which resulted in the rise of capitalism in Northern Europe; once capitalism exists, it isn't necessary to recapitulate Protestantism. Capitalism is like an invention; difficult to originally develop, but easy to adapt or adopt.
Apr
19
revised What is the status of Weber's protestant ethic thesis?
fixes to spelling and capitalization
Apr
19
reviewed Leave Open What is the status of Weber's protestant ethic thesis?
Apr
19
reviewed Leave Open Everyday Life in Vichy France
Apr
19
reviewed Reviewed How many soldiers did Ghengis Khan field?
Apr
19
revised How many soldiers did Ghengis Khan field?
Title is now a question, name of the Khan normalized to English convention, spelling errors, minor cleanup for clarity.
Apr
18
reviewed Reviewed Why did the jews leave Israel and spread out through the world?
Apr
18
reviewed Close Why did the jews leave Israel and spread out through the world?
Apr
17
revised Why do so many national flags contain the color red?
Fixed a small grammar problem
Apr
17
comment How did the Alien and Sedition acts pass?
Excellent question; everyone wonders about that, and we all have to make a separate peace with the notion that the Nation could so quickly and knowingly violate the new Constitution.
Apr
17
reviewed Approve What was done to improve the safety of jousts after the death of Henry II?
Apr
17
reviewed Close How did Americans' hatred of taxes shape the country up through the Gilded Age?
Apr
17
comment How did Americans' hatred of taxes shape the country up through the Gilded Age?
You've phrased your question as an explicit request for opinion "how do you think...." The title is really broad - covering nearly a century of history and at least three different governments. Finally nobody likes taxes - but the Revolutionary war took place in the context of the British constitutional principle that Taxes are the Free Gift of the populace, and issues of representation and types of taxes. Somewhat more complex than implied in the first sentence.
Apr
17
reviewed No Action Needed Why do so many national flags contain the color red?
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open Which culture first referenced bigfoot?
Apr
16
reviewed Excellent The monumental/architectural sculptures of Petra - has there been any research on the likely craftsmen who executed them?
Apr
16
reviewed Satisfactory Why did Abraham Lincoln choose Andrew Johnson as a vice presidential running mate?
Apr
16
reviewed Satisfactory What killed Takeda Shingen?
Apr
16
reviewed Satisfactory Was Islam really responsible for the Italian Renaissance?
Apr
16
reviewed Satisfactory When was the “New Kingdom” of Egypt first called that?