Worth the read? Came across his The Division of Labor in Society while looking at The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. I guess I could throw Weber in this as I haven't read anything from him either, and I suppose that maybe I should read their works. Been a while since I've read any political or econ book, and to be honest I don't want to jump into something overly boring that's along those lines (I assume it's not).
One reviewer out of 8 on amazon said it's a tough read, another said that the Halls translation is poor:
Most seem to like it.
Another reviewer says "A unique thesis: the division of labor is morally cohesive, and inheritance of capital is the flaw of capitalism."
Supposedly, "It is a great counter-argument to Marx and communism. I read this book at the University of Chicago, and I can only hope other institutions also assign it; it is a must read for anybody interested in human interaction."
Has about 340 pages. I scanned a bit of it. It doesn't look overly exciting, I must say, but then again I 1) did not read it 2) am not you.
Seems like it would be an interesting read, but I cannot tell if his views would be pro-capitalist or more along the lines of "this is just the way it is" which I suppose you'd probably end up defaulting to a pro-capitalist position anyway.
Being against capital inheritance is pro-capitalist?
I've come across weirder.