The Roots of Profit Culture

The Roots of Profit Culture The profit ethic arose in eighteenth-century Great Britain, but it reached its zenith of acceptance by both business and the public in America during the period between the Civil War and World War I. This era-known as the Age of Enterprise-was one of accelerated economic development. The great drive in UK society was aimed at industrialization. Everyone was in favour of progress, and progress in the rural and agrarian society of that period was closely tied to the goal of rapid industrialization. Such a powerful…

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