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Saving Bourgeois Values

Here’s a letter to Observer:

Cathy Young’s excellent June 12th article (“The Pecking Disorder: Social Justice Warriors Gone Wild”) on the absurdities of “social justice” sentiments and protests now so prevalent on college campuses reminds me of Deirdre McCloskey’s keen observation that “American Babbitts save for their children’s college educations on an impressive scale, educations in which the children are taught to despise the values of their parents.”*

Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA  22030

* Deirdre N. McCloskey, The Bourgeois Virtues (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), p. 148.


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