ECONOMICS AND THE GOOD LIFE: ESSAYS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY
Bertrand de Jouvenel
Dennis Hale and Marc Landy, Editors
Transaction, 1999, ix + 308 pgs.
“Many people have wondered why modern intellectuals hate capitalism. In “The Treatment of Capitalism by Continental Intellectuals,” one of the essays included in Professors Hale’s and Landy’s excellent collection, Bertrand de Jouvenel asks a more original question: why should we trust intellectuals? On historical grounds, de Jouvenel tells us, they should be viewed with suspicion.”