Jared Rubin: Christianity and Capitalism

Did the peculiar nature of Western Christianity foster the rise of capitalism?

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Jared Rubin is a professor of economics at Chapman University. He works at the intersection of religion and economics. This is not an entirely obscure field, as evident in 2010’s Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion. Nevertheless, Rubin talks about how he was somewhat of an odd duck in the field of economic history due to his interes…

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