“What’s grown up about free-market feminism?”

Posted on January 8, 2011 by


From Deirdre McCloskey’s “Free-Market Feminism 101” in Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer 2000:

“What’s grown up about free-market feminism? Well, it acknowledges the embedded character of economic agents (as the sociologists say) and yet it does not conclude therefore that the capitalist bedding needs to be torn off the bed and thrown away. On the contrary, it argues that the market has been the chief road for the liberation of women (as of poor men).”