Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 24, 2023

in Myths and Fallacies, Work

… is from page 425 of Deirdre McCloskey’s stupendous 2010 volume, Bourgeois Dignity:

Worker or capitalist, both are slaves to making things for others. Only the artist is free. Such progressive or conservative terminology is like calling an exchange of harsh words “verbal rape.” We need terms for the physical violence entailed in actual slavery and in actual rape, and should not cheapen them by applying them to our middle-class vexations in NW6 or Marin County.

DBx: Pictured here are workers at an Amazon plant – workers, emphatically not slaves.

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