Bourgeois Equality

Written By Deirdre N. McCloskey
Bourgeois Equality
  • Publsiher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 13 October 2017
  • ISBN : 022652793X
  • Pages : 768 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Bourgeois Equality written by Deirdre N. McCloskey which was release on 13 October 2017, this book published by University of Chicago Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The last 200 years have witnessed a 100-fold leap in well-being. Deirdre McCloskey argues that most people today are stunningly better off than their forbearers were in 1800, and that the rest of humanity will soon be. A purely materialist, incentivist view of economic change does not explain this leap. We have now the third in McCloskey's three-volume opus about how bourgeois values transformed Europe. Volume 3 nails the case for that transfiguration, telling us how aristocratic virtues of hierarchy were replaced by bourgeois virtues (more precisely, by attitudes toward virtues) that made it possible for ordinary folk with novel ideas to change the way people, farmed, manufactured, traveled, ruled themselves, and fought. It is a dramatic story, and joins a dramatic debate opened up by Thomas Piketty in his best-selling Capital in the 21st Century. McCloskey insists that economists are far too preoccupied by capital and saving, arguing against the position (of Piketty and most others) that capital induces a tendency to get more, that money reproduces itself, that riches are created from riches. Not so, our intrepid McCloskey shows. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, among the biggest wealth accumulators in our era, didn't get rich through the magic of compound interest on capital. They got rich through intellectual property, creating billions of dollars from virtually nothing. Capital was no more important an ingredient to the original Apple or Microsoft than cookies or cucumbers. The debate is between those who think riches are created from riches versus those who, with McCloskey, think riches are created from rags, between those who see profits as a generous return on capital, or profits coming from innovation that ultimately benefits us all.

Bourgeois Equality

Bourgeois Equality
  • Author : Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Total pages : 768
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : The last 200 years have witnessed a 100-fold leap in well-being. Deirdre McCloskey argues that most people today are stunningly better off than their forbearers were in 1800, and that the rest of humanity will soon be. A purely materialist, incentivist view of economic change does not explain this leap. We have ...

Democratic Equality

Democratic Equality
  • Author : Ed Broadbent
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Total pages : 263
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : Are the world's oldest democracies failing? In this extraordinary collection, top scholars in political science, sociology, philosophy and economics, discuss a radical shift towards inequality in an age of mass capital globalization....

Bourgeois Dignity

Bourgeois Dignity
  • Author : Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Total pages : 571
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : In a book that looks at the birth of the industrial revolution and the rise of capitalism in the 17th and 18th centuries, the author argues that economic change--including change today--depends less on foreign trade, investment or material causes and more on ideas and what people believe. By the author ...

The Bourgeois Virtues

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  • Author : Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • Total pages : 634
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken’s “booboisie” and David Brooks’s “bobos”—all have been, and still ...

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  • Author : Deirdre Nansen McCloskey,Art Carden
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : The economist and historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has been best known recently for her Bourgeois Era trilogy, a vigorous defense, unrivaled in scope, of commercially tested betterment. Its massive volumes, The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity, and Bourgeois Equality, solve Adam Smith’s puzzle of the nature and causes of the ...

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  • Author : Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world "Beginning with the simple but fertile idea that people should not push other people around, Deirdre McCloskey presents an elegant defense of 'true liberalism' as opposed to its well-meaning rivals on the ...

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  • Author : Richard Lang
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-07-19
  • Total pages : 392
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : In Complex equality and the Court of Justice of the European Union: Reconciling Diversity and Harmonization, Richard Lang proposes that the EU’s judges adopt Walzerian Complex Equality as a complement to their existing, and unsatisfactory, test for equality based on Aristotle....

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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-12-25
  • Total pages : 45
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Summary : Taking a stand over the gender-issue divide Author and New Testament scholar Michael Bird was formerly in favor of distinct gender roles in ministry, a viewpoint commonly called “complementarianism.” But inconsistencies in practice and careful biblical study convinced him to rethink his position. Originally published as a short ebook, Bourgeois ...

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  • Author : Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • Publisher : Leiden University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 135
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : The 'vices' are three bad habits into which economists have fallen over the past fifty years: bad statistics, bad theory, and bad applications of statistics and theory to public affairs. This book details the vices, tracing them to the influence of three giants of the 1940s and 1950s in economics, ...

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  • Author : V. I. Lenin
  • Publisher : Resistance Books
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : Download or read online Democracy and Revolution written by V. I. Lenin, published by Resistance Books which was released on 2001. Get Democracy and Revolution Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Bettering Humanomics

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  • Author : Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : Economic historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has distinguished herself through her writing on the Great Enrichment and the betterment of the poor—not just materially but spiritually. In Bettering Humanomics she continues her intellectually playful yet rigorous analysis with a focus on humans rather than the institutions. Going against the grain ...

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  • Author : Joseph M. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-11-13
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : Why have radical political theorists, whose thinking inspired mass movements for democracy, been so suspicious of political plurality? According to Joseph Schwartz, their doubts were involved with an effort to transcend politics. Mistakenly equating all social difference with the harmful way in which particular interests dominated marketplace societies, radical thinkers ...

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  • Author : Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "I visited womanhood and stayed. It was not for the pleasures, though I discovered many I had not imagined, and many pains too. But calculating pleasures and pains was not the point. The point was who I am." Once ...

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  • Author : François Levrau,Noel Clycq
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-19
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : ‘Equality’ as an ideal has a long history, and while some progress has obviously been made, the persistence of certain inequalities is remarkable. In order to draw a detailed picture of equality’s nature, value, relevance, and scope, this book provides a multidisciplinary analysis. Using a classic three part framework, ...

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  • Author : Imtiaz Ahmad,Partha S Ghosh,Helmut Reifeld
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Release Date : 2000-11-02
  • Total pages : 382
  • ISBN : 022652793X
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Summary : With the end of the Cold War, interest in the core-values of state, pluralism, secularism and equality have intensified. This important volume examines these principal values in the differing historical and socio-cultural contexts of Europe and India, emphasising their fundamental role in democratic governance, and highlighting the wide variations in ...