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Bourgeois Dignity: How we got rich and everyone else will too

Start Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:00 PM

End Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:00 PM

FEE partner event: Tune in live on August 20th at 6:00 PM CDT to see economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey discuss why the explosion of widespread wealth in the West was the result of changes in rhetoric about markets and free enterprise. This event is being held by Illinois Policy.

About Illinois Policy: Illinois Policy is an independent research and education organization generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois. To learn more about our work please visit illinoispolicy.org

 

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Contact Justin Hegy at 312.346.5700 or jhegy@illinoispolicy.org

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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