Weber argued that Calvinism encouraged people to amass wealth because elected leader in the service showed traits of handwork, industriousness and had a lot of wealth. Therefore, Weber says that Calvinism encouraged wealth creation and not just ‘enough’ wealth (Weber 172). This became the central theme of Weber in his study of early societies and which he referred to as ‘The protestant Ethic.’ Region played a crucial role in setting the principle goal of capitalism.
Weber argue that when capitalism takes root, the protestant ethic die away, and capitalism survive through rationalization of ideas to increase efficiency and mass production. Rationalisation of government and economic sector result to emergence of bureaucracies, specialization and people start relying on science over religious teachings. Rationalization thus leads to secularization and