Is it Humane to be a Socialist?

Event Markets and Finance
Event Markets and Finance

November 7, 2018 Is it Humane to be a Socialist?

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC



Deirdre McCloskey

Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication University of Illinois at Chicago


Socialists have since the mid-19th century claimed the ethical high ground against conservatives and (19th-century) liberals. Let us help the poor, the socialists say. And so we all should. But the claim to virtue is faulty, both as theory and as practice. In a free society a bourgeois ethic should rule, not top-down direction by the great and good.

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