St. Francis, capitalist?
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What are the intellectual origins of capitalism? Adam Smith, you say? The mercantilists?
Some Italian scholars are advancing a startling new theory: that capitalism can be traced back to roots in Franciscan theology. It's a provocative idea, and while the argument is definitely uphill, it makes for some interesting reading.
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