From the anonymous and interesting blogger of Big Sky Ideas, 20 February 2012. Nor can communitarian or social values in isolation. We need a more realisitic conception of what the good life is. And McCloskey’s account of the seven virtues – going all the way back to medieval and classical tradition – is more convincing (more…)
“Among the newer books sure to suffer plenty of similar abuse: Bourgeois Dignity by Deirdre McCloskey” — James PethokoukisMay 9th, 2012
Mr. Pethokoukis, columnist, scholar, and editor of The Enterprise Blog, is referring to books “that have most influenced me throughout my life; they’re the most beat-up looking ones, having been read and referred to countless times.” View original column in The Enterprise Blog, 8 May 2012.
USA TODAY: Yale law professor and author Stephen Carter adds Bourgeois Dignity to his summer reading listMay 24th, 2012
See “Hot Summer Author” in USA Today, 23 May 2012
The following was posted by Boudreaux in Cafe Hayak, 24 May 2012: [N]ote that the concept of rationality that McCloskey here criticizes is that which is postulated by today’s typical neoclassical mainstream economist: Is it rational to expect people to be rational in a voting booth when they have already shown their irrationality by showing (more…)
From “Beyond ‘Anything That’s Peaceful’: Why Culture Matters,” Students for Liberty, 23 May 2012. The article quoted the following from Bourgeois Dignity: “I claim here that the modern world was made by a new, faithful dignity accorded to the bourgeois… and a new, hopeful liberty… And both were necessary. My libertarian friends want liberty alone (more…)
See Economic Fables, posted 4 June 2012.
“It is worth remembering what Deirdre McCloskey discovered in Bourgeois Dignity … the rise of dignity associated with being a merchant spurred the Industrial Revolution.”June 11th, 2012
Jonathan B. Wight, “More on Social Entrepreneurs,” Economics and Ethics, June 10, 2012.
“No one in recent times has offered a more multilayered and erudite depiction of the role of the middle classes in driving progress than the economic historian Deirdre McCloskey.”June 16th, 2012
Upwardly mobile? Class differences were obvious in Zola’s Paris. Photo: Hulton See “Serfs Up… . . . Why the middle class matters” Dan O’Brien for the Irish Times, 4 February 2012
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