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Title: The Bourgeois Virtues
Author: Deirdre McCloskey
Published: September 2004
Pages: 1-16
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‘Bourgeois virtue’ is not a contradiction in terms. The age of capitalism has enormously enriched the world. But the enrichment is by no means only material. The virtues enabled capitalist development; but a bourgeois life also encouraged new versions of old virtues; and gave scope for varied lives.

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