Sociological Perspectives . Week 4 - Capitalism and Religion: Max Weber Professor Nicholas Gane. Max Weber. Weber was born in Erfurt (now in Germany) in 1864, and died of pneumonia in Munich in 1920.
Week 4 - Capitalism and Religion: Max Weber
Professor Nicholas Gane
a). Preditory political profiteering or ‘booty capitalism’ (Iraq? A war over oil?)
b). Continuous business activity through force or domination (imperialism/colonialism)
c). ‘Profit through unusual deals with political authorities’ (corruption?)
From Richard Swedberg, Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology, 1998, p.47.
Calvinist background: he was an