(18) Thus, her freedom from punishment of sin limits her ability to value penance as a means for achieving self-awareness and is a symptom of modern economic individualism
experienced by an emergent eighteenth-century middle-class.
Bozeman provides a concise criticism of the limits of economic individualism
, most of which has been made elsewhere, including in works by political philosopher Michael Sandel and economist Stephen Marglin.
As Alfred Chandler argued, "In the United States the base [for the coming of mass production and mass distribution] was designed, constructed, and operated almost wholly by private enterprise." Economic individualism
is deeply embedded in the American body politic, a byproduct in part of the deep religious individualism that characterizes that society.
The recent emphasis towards economic individualism
and the political movement against social collectivism are outlined.
The 'social' as metaphor and the case of cooperatives; a critique of economic individualism
Nonetheless, I approached the council's sixth report, Taking Care, with an open mind after reading a column in The New York Times by David Brooks, who described the report as "a rebuke to the economic individualism
of the right and to the moral individualism of the left," and an assertion of "mutual obligation." For once, I thought, conservatives and liberals might find common ground.
On the one hand, the group's valorization of worldly achievement and economic individualism
has a Protestant feel to it.
She argues that the record "underscores the inability (or refusal) of consumers, creditors, lawyers and judges to endorse the 'modern' commercial concepts of economic individualism
and freedom of contract" (2).
Mehrotra that the Catholic Church's "lessons to renounce economic individualism
, to help the weak and the defenseless, and to use the state as a means of establishing social justice for the common good" (p.