Dignity and Liberty for Ordinary People Brings Social Growth and Development

Michael Giberson

At AidWatch, an interview with Dierdre McCloskey, author of Bourgeois Dignity: “Don’t be snobbish towards merchants & entrepreneurs, and you’ll develop.

Short, and to the point, so likely worth a few minutes of your time to read.

Here is a shorter and even more to the point summary of her message: History shows stasis until a society discovers dignity and liberty for ordinary people, and in particular dignity and liberty for entrepreneurs.

Note not just liberty, dignity and liberty. McCloskey said, “My libertarian friends want the politics by itself, Liberty Alone, to suffice.  I don’t think so: we need dignity, too.  We need the sociological admiration for innovation and markets, to protect and inspire the liberated.”