See “Taking Care of Business,” Craig Pirrong (1 Jan 2011). Excerpt: If there is anything to Deirdre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Dignity hypothesis — and I think there is, although I am not totally convinced — Russia is not fertile soil for modernization because of the widespread hostility towards entrepreneurial -– ”bourgeois” — values and enterprise.
VIEW SOURCE ». WHO VOTED: Alberto Mingardi is the general Director of the Bruno Leoni Institute. André Azevedo Alves is a political scientist at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Donald Boudreaux is professor of Economics at George Mason University Edward Crane is the founder and president of the Cato Institute. Fred Smith is the president and founder (more…)
On its being her first choice for “Economics & Social Science Books of the Year”, Paola Tubaro says: “Well, some may say this is not an economics book strictly speaking. It is in fact the most special autobiography of an economist — a personal account of her physical and emotional ‘crossing’ from male to female. (more…)
“Was the industrial revolution mainly about the growth of manufacturing industry?” Bates asks. See Freedom and Flourishing.
Peter Boettke of George Mason University at the blog Coordination Problem writes not for weekend reading, but longer periods of sustained effort of study [is a] book that I received this past week and I have only dipped into, but I am overwhelmingly impressed with, . . . Deirdre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t (more…)
Peter Boettke “Many years ago I reviewed her How to Be Human, Though an Economist. I concluded that review with words that continue to right [sic] true to me about McCloskey’s overwhelming achievement as a person, an intellectual and as a scholar of economics, history, politics, and social philosophy. Praise is due to Deirdre McCloskey (more…)
More observations on Bourgeois dignity, Russia, and modernization. What did Peter I miss in Holland?January 4th, 2011
See “Doing the Same Thing Repeatedly, and Expecting Different Results,” 3 Jan. 2011.
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