the legacy of js mill December 11, 2007Posted by AP in econ, history, politics.
Tags: economics, john stuart mill, liberalism, socialism, utilitarianism
the newstatesman writes on john stuart mill:
John Stuart Mill has been an iconic figure for British liberals and social democrats for more than 150 years. In his important new biography, Richard Reeves suggests that he has even more to say to the ideology-lite 21st century than he did during the great contest between capitalism and socialism that dominated most of the second half of the 20th, and there is something in it. Mill was one of the great masters whom Gordon Brown celebrated in his speech on British liberty a few weeks ago, and the literature on Mill continues to grow.