Tag: Deirdre McCloskey
The Judeo-Christian Origins of Liberty

In his monumental book, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (Penguin, hardcover 2014; Harvard University Press, paperback 2017), American-born, British intellectual historian Sir Larry Siedentop (Keble College, Oxford University) argues that Western “classical liberalism” has been the child of Christianity. That is, the Judeo-Christian principles, understandings and intuitions, that evolved from the...
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Litmus Test for Liberty: Is Exchange Willing or Unwilling?

A new Harvard survey reports that only 42 percent of those between 18 and 29 support capitalism, while 51 percent say they do not. It has been suggested that such views may be traced, at least in part, to the word capitalism. A plausible case could be made, particularly since many believe Karl Marx...
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