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What Really Motivated the Bourgeois Dutch to Charity

A Discussion of Bourgeois Equality Chapter 36 “And the Dutch Bourgeois was Virtuous”

A view of a canal street and bridge in the Netherlands
Photo by Fons Heijnsbroek on Unsplash

Nearing the end of Part 5, which is concentrating on the rise of bourgeois in the 1500s and 1600s, Dr. McCloskey is focusing on the Netherlands. Last chapter she gave some of the historical reasons bourgeois virtues were able to take…

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Ellen Clardy, PhD

Ellen Clardy, PhD

Professor of Economics at Houston Baptist University since 2010 — Want help with econ basics? Search Dr. Clardy on YouTube.