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" There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. "
The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce - Página 477
por Deirdre Nansen McCloskey - 2010 - 634 páginas
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The Profane, the Civil, and the Godly: The Reformation of Manners in ...

Richard P. Gildrie - 1993 - 264 páginas
...Acquisitiveness could discipline lust, violence, idleness, or rebelliousness. As Samuel Johnson summarized, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." John Evelyn rhapsodized a century earlier that "the miracles of commerce taught us Religion, instructed...
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The Norman Podhoretz Reader: A Selection of His Writings from the 1950s ...

Norman Podhoretz - 2004 - 478 páginas
...the pursuit of money. Not that he had anything against this. Though he did not quote Dr. Johnson — "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money" — his own attitude was much the same. But the pursuit of money did not, in his view, give as much...
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From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays

Lord Peter Tamas Bauer - 2004 - 153 páginas
...most forms of successful economic activity is recognized in Dr. Johnson's familiar observation that "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." throughout the West — and, indeed, elsewhere, as shown by the many Chinese nouveaux riches in the...
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Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism

Michael Walzer - 2006 - 184 páginas
...old connotations of unrestrainable enthusiasm, intensity, and violence. Samuel Johnson's claim that "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money" may, as Hirschman says, underestimate the social consequences of capitalism," but it perfectly captures...
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On Justification: Economies of Worth

Luc Boltanski, Laurent Thévenot - 2006 - 389 páginas
...is characterized by a desire as innocent as any dignity. "Go for Profit. Samuel Johnson once said: 'There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money'" (McCormack 1984, 202). This capacity is inherent in everyone: "Most people, I believe, are born salesmen"...
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The Social Life of Money in the English Past

Deborah Valenze - 2006 - 308 páginas
...enabled to defend impulses and actions formerly condemned as reprehensible. Samuel Johnson's witticism, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," spoke to the general acceptance of a universe of worldly pursuits and the need to get on with making...
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The Triumph of Capitalism

Robert A. Degen - 2011 - 217 páginas
...nature. The pursuit of material gain came to be seen as innocuous. In the words of Dr. Samuel Johnson, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." Economic affairs were viewed as mundane, not important enough to affect the human condition in a major...
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The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes

Mark Skousen - 2007 - 243 páginas
...was ll. Montesquieu's propitious image of capitalism reflects the famous line by Dr. Samuel Johnson, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money" (Boswell l933, I, 657). It was John Maynard Keynes who wrote, "It is better that a man should tyrannize...
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Friendships Across Ages: Johnson and Boswell : Holmes and Laski

Jeffrey O'Connell, Thomas E. O'Connell - 2008 - 193 páginas
...age while condemning the degeneracy that new wealth entailed. "There are few ways," wrote Johnson, "in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money."108 In his travels through western Scotland with Boswell, he was sensitive to how much the modern...
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