University of Chicago free ebook for November – The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce
November 1, 2010 | 2:33 pm
By Paul Biba
From an email I just received from the University of Chicago:
Influential economist Deirdre N. McCloskey is in the midst of a multi-volume revisionist history of the whole of Western economics. In the first volume of the project she returns to Adam Smith and his largely overlooked discussion of moral sentiments. What is the moral code of capitalism? Is the free market moral? What are the virtues of the bourgeoisie? McCloskey takes on centuries of capitalism’s critics with her erudition and sheer scope of knowledge, affirming capitalism without ignoring its faults. The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce is fiercely contrarian intellectual history at its finest. And—virtues of capitalism—it’s free.
You can get the ebook here.