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The Bourgeois Virtues

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  • Deirdre McCloskey

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‘Bourgeois virtue’ is not a contradiction in terms. The age of capitalism has enormously enriched the world. But the enrichment is by no means only material. The virtues enabled capitalist development; but a bourgeois life also encouraged new versions of old virtues; and gave scope for varied lives.

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Article provided by World Economics, Economic & Financial Publishing, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE in its journal World Economics Journal.

Volume (Year): 5 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 1-16

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