Bourgeois equality : how ideas, not capital or institutions, enriched the world

Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Descripción: xlii, 787 páginas ; 24 x 16 x 5 cm.

ISBN: 9780226333991

First question: what is to be explained? Part 1. A great enrichment happened, and will happen

Second question: why not the conventional explanations? Part 2. Explanations from left and right have proven false

Third question: what, then, explains the enrichment? Part 3. Bourgeois life had been rhetorically revalued in britain at the onset of the industrial revolution. Part 4. A pro-bourgeois rhetoric was forming in england around 1700. Part 5. Yet england had recently lagged in bourgeois ideology, compared with the Netherlands. Part 6. Reformation, revolt, revolution, and dignity of ordinary europeans. Part 7. Nowhere before on a large scale had bourgeois or other commoners been honored. Part 8. Words and ideas caused the modern world

Fourth question: what are the dangers? Part 9. The history and economics have been misunderstood. Part 10. That is, rhetoric made us, but can readily unmake us.

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