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… is from Deirdre McCloskey’s June 2021 review of Pete Boettke’s 2021 book The Struggle for a Better World: Good behavior is achieved, actually, not by rules or catechisms or snappy if self-contradictory 18th-century formulas like the categorical imperative or the greatest happiness or the greatest number, but rather, as the ancients in Greece and China and everywhere else said, by forming one’s character well, and then acting in accordance with it. DBx: Today – September 11th – is Deirdre’s 79th birthday. Please join me in wishing this remarkable scholar all best wishes for a wonderful 80th year. (Also from Deirdre is this recent interview with Hywel Williams of the Erasmus Forum.)

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… is from Deirdre McCloskey’s June 2021 review of Pete Boettke’s 2021 book The Struggle for a Better World:

Bonus Quotation of the Day…Good behavior is achieved, actually, not by rules or catechisms or snappy if self-contradictory 18th-century formulas like the categorical imperative or the greatest happiness or the greatest number, but rather, as the ancients in Greece and China and everywhere else said, by forming one’s character well, and then acting in accordance with it.

DBx: Today – September 11th – is Deirdre’s 79th birthday. Please join me in wishing this remarkable scholar all best wishes for a wonderful 80th year. (Also from Deirdre is this recent interview with Hywel Williams of the Erasmus Forum.)

Don Boudreaux
He is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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