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Bourgeois Equality How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

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ISBN-10: 022633399X

ISBN-13: 9780226333991

Edition: 2016

Authors: Deirdre N. McCloskey

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 There's little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of humanity, McCloskey shows, will soon be joining the comparative riches of Japan and Sweden and Botswana. Why? Most economists--from Adam Smith and Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty--say the Great Enrichment since 1800 came from accumulated capital. McCloskey disagrees, fiercely. "Our riches," she argues, "were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea." Capital was necessary, but so was the…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/21/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.93" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English