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Why the Religious are more Compassionate

The Pew Research Center recently released data on the differences between religious and non-religious people when it comes to everyday life activities. One of the findings I find very interesting is the answer to the question “In the past week, did you donate money, time or goods to help the poor.” 65% of highly religious people, 41% not highly religious people, 34% of the “nothing in particular” group and 28 percent of Atheists answered yes. 1.384 kata lagi


Max Weber Shall Live Forever

Government is eternal, we’ve all got that figured out.  How does government, like cancer, avoid self-regulation?

Bureaucracies live in the eternal cycle of:

  1. Failure
  2. Ideas…
  3. 964 kata lagi

Christopher Dawson: "the ethos of the Gospels is sharply opposed to the economic view of life"

“The spirit of the Gospel is eminently that of the “open” type which gives, asking nothing in return, and spends itself for others. It is essentially hostile to the spirit of calculation, the spirit of worldly prudence and above all to the spirit of religious self-seeking and self-satisfaction. 359 kata lagi

Politics/Current Events

Religionen als Weichensteller der Geschichte? Die Verschaltung von Religion und Kapitalismus

Vortrag gehalten am 12. April an der Volkshochschule Tübingen

Was hat Kapitalismus mit Religion zu tun?  Ist es tatsächlich denkbar, daß die Religion des stallgeborenen Tischlers aus Betlehem ursächlich für die Entstehung des modernen Kapitalismus mitverantwortlich zu machen ist? 125 kata lagi


dacă astăzi îl vedem pe „orășeanul” tipic ca pe un om care nu-și acoperă necesarul de hrană prin cultivarea propriului ogor, pentru majoritatea orașelor tipice  45 kata lagi


The Wall: A Monument to the Nation-State

Reaction against globalization often takes a visceral nationalist turn in many parts of the globe, no less in the US where the impacts of globalization are increasingly registered as an increased “Third Worldization” of large parts of the society and economy. 6.161 kata lagi


Ideal Type of Bureaucracy

Ideal Type

Ideal types are one sided exaggeration of the essence of what goes on in real world. Ideal types are heuristic devices which are derived inductively and are used for empirical research. 436 kata lagi