David Boaz on The Bourgeois Virtues
David Boaz, executive vice-president of the Cato Institute, has a blog entry about Deirdre McCloskey’s book, The Bourgeois Virtues, in the Guardian‘s “collective group blog,” Comment is Free.
“Since the beginning of bourgeois society,” says Boaz, “the vocabulary of virtues has been used to berate and denounce capitalism.” It’s time to “take the word ‘bourgeois’ back from its enemies, to make it a term of honor.”
The Cato Policy Report published an article by McCloskey that summarizes the aims of her book. You may also read an excerpt from the book.