“Sweet Commerce in South Asia” on “doux commerce” by David Boaz, 20 Sept. 2011, Cato@Liberty.
Deirdre contributes to Thrift and Thriving in America, a new multi-author volume (Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter, eds.).September 30th, 2011
Posted in Front Porch Republic by PATRICK J. DENEEN, 26 Sep. 2011. Read more ».
“And fortunately, as Deirdre McCloskey and Steven Pinker have pointed out in very different recent books, human life has been enhanced by the fact that people have perceived that making and trading are better than taking.”October 5th, 2011
Posted by David Boaz in “Making and Taking,” Cato@Liberty, 4 Oct. 2011.
Reason quotes Deirdre: “ ‘Jobs’ are deals between workers and employers, and so ‘creating’ them out of unwilling parties is impossible. The state, though, can outlaw deals, and has.”October 10th, 2011
“Creation Myth” by Matt Welch, Reason Magazine, November 2011. Governments are worse than no good at “creating jobs” Read entire entry
FULL ENTRY » From Ryan Young at the Competitive Economics Institute, 17 October 2011: “The liberal’s job, then, is to legitimize the entrepreneur and the innovator, morally, ethically, and aesthetically, as well as economically. That wonderful project we call modernity hinges on it.“ FULL ENTRY »
From Don’s entry at Cafe Hayek, 21 October 2011: Like Tolstoy’s unhappy families, the countries with bad economic policies are unhappy each in its own way. Good policies are boringly similar: rule of law, property rights, and above all dignity and liberty for the bourgeoisie. From McCloskey’s Bourgeois Dignity, p. 122.
Prof. Brandon Dupont suggests reading Bourgeois Dignity to contemplate history and get a “historical perspective on what it really means to be worse off.”October 23rd, 2011
“He should also contemplate a bit of history, such as Deirdre McCloskey’s ‘Bourgeois Dignity’ too, and give himself some historical perspective of what it really means to be worse off…” Read entire entry from Economic Incubator, posted 19 October 2011
From Cafe Hayek “Quotation of the Day” by Don Boudreaux, November 11, 2011: “In a fallen world, the bourgeois life is not perfect. But it’s better than any available alternative.” Deirdre McCloskey, The Bourgeois Virtues (2006), p. 1.
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