McCloskey "has written a bracingly well-informed and original book. She argues that capitalism, far from being immoral as much of the left think, or amoral as many libertarians believe, is in fact fully compatible with human and ethical flourishing. And its record on actually encouraging flourishing is much better than the alternatives."Benjamin M. Freidman, Harvard Robert W. Fogel, Nobel laureate in economics Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Ellen Charry, Professor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology, author of Flow Jean Bethke Elshtain, Political Science and School of Religion, University of Chicago
"Whether we segregate capitalists from capitalist poets, we nonetheless come to the same conclusion as Emerson and McCloskey — that commerce creates the potential for humans to be good."The Buchanan Lecture, 7 April 2006 Bourgeois Ideology as Rhetoric, 2007 Thrift as a Virtue, Historically Criticized, 2007, Revue de Philosophe Economique 8 and Hedgehog Review Who is Prudentia?, January 2007 The Discreet Virtues of the Bourgeoisie, History Today, September 2006 Bourgeois Virtues? Cato Institute, May 2006 Comments on The Bourgeois Virtues, April 2007: Spurgin | Hunt | Heath Bourgeois Deeds, (draft) 14 August 2008 Bourgeois Towns (draft) Bourgeois Towns: How Capitalism Became Virtuous, 1600-1776, 2008. The Faithful and Hopeful Economic Agent (Faith and Hope, AEA 2008), a version of Chps. 10-13 of The Bourgeois Virtues Why Economists Should Not Be Ashamed of Being the Philosophers of Prudence, Eastern Economic Journal 2003 A Review of The Economics of Sin: Rational Choice or No Choice at All?
Deirdre N. McCloskey is Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago;
and Professor of Economic History, Gothenburg University, Sweden