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Weber found that the rise in capitalism is where the Protestant Ethic was the highest and that no other religion resulted in the rise of capitalism All other religions did not stress work as a means to get into heaven If we take the Muslim faith we see that dying for ones religion is considered as a means to get into heaven The Protestant Ethic is the only faith where wealth reinvested is a means to get into heaven Weber says that what this protestant Ethic has really done is force the individual to embrace capitalism and the morals which surround it as a way of life Society has dedicated that in order to succeed we must be employed and we must earn as much money as possible even if it does not coincide with our own happiness Weber concludes that the Protestant Ethic that society has enveloped has succeeded today in reducing employment to strictly a means of acquisition specialists without spirit sensualists without heart this nullity imagines that it attained a level of civilization never before achived Capitalism has been absorbed into the mainstream of society and accepted not only as a norm but the only acceptable mode of acquisition Weber was concerned about how highly impersonal the capitalist system had become Weber called this system bureaucracy He saw that this system even existed in a democratic society This system was efficient It was a highly organized way of doing work Weber was bureaucracy as a necessary evil For Weber the power of a capitalistic society comes from bureacracy This bureacratic power is legitimized by the use of rational-legal authority This authority is a set of impersonal rules that regulate an anonymouse individual In the feudal society it was not the group that had power but the person who has economic wealth It is traditional authority which legitimizes this power This authority is is based on tradition and
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