Press release: McCloskey, The Bourgeois Virtues
The Bourgeois Virtues argues that capitalism is good for us, that markets improve ethics, that free enterprise makes us better people, and that bourgeois virtues isn’t an oxymoron along the lines of military intelligence or Microsoft Works. Countering centuries of pat assumptions and unexamined thinking here, Deirdre McCloskey takes dead aim at critics who have argued for nearly a millennium and a half that capitalism is responsible for everything from financial and moral poverty to world wars and spiritual desuetude.
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