Please scroll and contribute at least 2 posts to this Discussion Board on at least 2 distinct questions threads. Each post will be given points for the following:
1) adequate length (approximately 200 words)
2) clarity and good writing
3) including a specific example
4) including an in-text citation (to either assigned or extra material must use a proper citation format) – The citation should come from course readings, films, or outside sources (Prof Douglas’s lessons don’t count).
Example (author, page number)
5) including a question that you are left with.
To receive full credit, be sure to add something new to the thread and answer the question directly.
You can review a list of the questions posted below.
1. What sort of new inequalities did (and does) capitalism tend to produce in nation-states? How were new kinds of inequality built into the newly formed capitalist “modern” nation-states of the late 1500s and 1600s? How was this structured differently from the inequalities found in feudalist or tributary systems? How did England shift to its first constitutional monarchs and a parliamentary capitalist system? Who had political power in the newly formed capitalist nation-states? What inequalities still exist in capitalist nation-states that may be traced back to this history?
2. In The Spirit of Capitalism, Weber talks about how wasting time was a sin for many protestants, particularly Puritans. What was the basis of this belief? What does that belief promote? Give an example of how this way of thinking may still has influence today.