Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170641
Authors: 
Fiorito, Luca
Orsi, Cosma
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza (DISCE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 44
Abstract: 
The aim of this paper is to provide a compressive assessment of Thomas Nixon Carver's thought - from his early formative years in the 1880s to his post WWII career as a journalist and pamphleteer. The main (albeit not exclusive) focus of this paper will be on the theoretical and philosophical coordinates of Carver's "new liberalism" - his own definition - and how this broad vision was intrinsically connected with an explicit hierarchical and eugenic approach to human nature. Just as important, what follows is also an attempt to increase our general understanding of the extent in which eugenic considerations permeated the realm of political economy during the first decades of the last century and how, in some specific cases as that of Carver, this influence persisted after the end of the Progressive Era.
Subjects: 
T N Carver
Progressive Era
Eugenics
JEL: 
B31
B13
B25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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