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.
Today, the assumptions of economic individualism
have been so absorbed into political science that scholars rarely question them.
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.
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).