Democracy Without Private Property?

Democracy Without Private Property?

This article studies John Locke’s perception of private property as the ultimate enabler of freedom and democracy; an idea which defined the future course of Western democracy. How relevant is this idea today in the context of modern capitalism? Could a democratic society exist without this notion of property rights? 

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Max Weber and the Religion of Industrial Capitalism

Max Weber and the Religion of Industrial Capitalism

This article briefly explores Max Weber’s famous work ‘The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism’ (1905), which describes the immense influence of rationalized religious beliefs (specifically those which arose from the Protestant Reformation) in creating the social conditions necessary for modern capitalism to develop.

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Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Over 200 years after his birth, this article reflects on the challenges which Marx predicted would curse the future of capitalism – and why such predictions have or haven’t come true. In the process, we shall hopefully begin to understand not only the intricate mind of Karl Marx but the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism itself.

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