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Jokes aside, there is a connection there though, at least between (Christian) religion and certain schools of thought of Western style neoliberal capitalism (in our world, it's almost difficult to remember that there even are other approaches than that).
Simply put, Calvinism, on which much of the U.S. as a burgeoning society and culture was founded (but which also had a considerable impact on British society), originates from the premise that it is predetermined whether you will go to heaven or to hell after this life. Where you will spend your eternal life is fixed from the day you are born.
But there's a problem; you will not know during this life, or at least not know that easily, if you are among the chosen ones to go to heaven or not. So in order to somehow work out if you are, Calvinists believe that the key is hard work. Hard graft, toil and labour. Blood, sweat and tears. And then if you are rewarded for your hard work and are able to enjoy the fruit of your labour, or perhaps even riches, then that's an indication that you are indeed among the chosen ones.
Neoliberalism has taken the principle of hard work and rewards and has run with it. It emphasizes the importance of hard work and self-reliance, and tends to reward those who manage to amass material wealth, all the while dangling the carrot of supposed economic opportunity in front of those who don't. By this logic, failure, and economic failure in particular, happens because you don't work hard enough.
And that's where we see the underbelly of Calvinism and its intertwinement with capitalism and neoliberalism; nowadays, in practice, neoliberalism has chiefly come to mean that the middle and lower classes are doing all the hard work, and the capitalists, as in those who have got capital and lots of it, do fuck all and just watch their investment portfolios grow. And they're still blaming the lower classes for their failure to become rich, and are still dangling the carrot in front of them, all the while knowing full well how cynical that is.
Even though I am an atheist, I sometimes really do wish Jesus Christ would come back from the dead. He would simply shake his head in disbelief.