December 13, 2010
Blog friend Sugarchuck turned me on to Michael Novak's The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. Pardon if I have mentioned it too frequently, I enjoyed it on many levels.
I thought of it reading this superb column in The American by Arthur C Brooks and Peter Wehner: Human Nature and Capitalism.
The authors enumerate three views of human nature (Rousseau, Hobbes, Madison) and suggest that one's economic and political outlook will be indelibly colored by it. I'm not going to excerpt, it is short and powerful. If you read one thing today...