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How Capitalism Redefined Masculine Virtue

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06/21/2023Ryan McMaken

In the preindustrial world, aggression and physical domination were often labeled as "masculine" virtues because they were useful for survival. The rise of the cooperative market economy changed all that.

Original Article: "How Capitalism Redefined Masculine Virtue"

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How Capitalism Redefined Masculine Virtue