Contrary to Thomas Piketty’s interpretation, Jane Austen’s stories of English manners and customs at the turn of the nineteenth century depict a society of dynamism and mobility. Like Adam Smith before her, the great novelist showed an appreciation for social institutions, ranging from the family to the right of property, as promotors of individual and collective progress.

Other Independent Review articles by Carlos Rodríguez Braun
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    Summer 2012   The Values of Free Enterprise versus the New Populism in Latin America
    Winter 2011   Bastiat as an Economist
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