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How Markets and Innovation Became Ethical and Then Suspect

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Event:
How Markets and Innovation Became Ethical and Then Suspect
Start:
June 20, 2013 12:00 pm
End:
June 20, 2013 1:30 pm
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Updated:
June 17, 2013
Venue:
The Cato Institute
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http://www.cato.org/events/how-markets-innovation-became-ethical-then-suspect

The rise of the West can be understood only as a result of an ideological change that occurred in England in the 17th century and of the emergence of a “bourgeois deal” through which entrepreneurs were let free to engage in innovation and creative destruction, so argues Deirdre McCloskey in her forthcoming book, The Treasured Bourgeoisie: How Markets and Innovation Became Ethical, 1600-1848, and Then Suspect. Please join us for a discussion that will link culture, ethics and rhetoric with entrepreneurship and economic development.

 

Featuring Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, Author, The Bourgeois Virtues and Bourgeois Dignity; with comments by Donald J. Boudreaux, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; moderated by Dalibor Rohac, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

 

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