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Economical Writing, Third Edition: Thirty-five Rules For Clear And Persuasive Prose
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Economics is not a field that is known for good writing. Charts, yes. Sparkling prose, no. Except, that is, when it comes to Deirdre Nansen McCloskey. Her conversational and witty yet always clear style is a hallmark of her classic works of economic history,…
Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital Or Institutions, Enriched The World
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There’s little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of…
The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce
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For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken’s “booboisie” and…
Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce A Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World For All
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An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world   "Beginning with the simple but fertile idea that people should not push other people around, Deirdre McCloskey presents an elegant…
Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain The Modern World

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain The Modern World

by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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|November 15, 2011

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The big economic story of our times is not the Great Recession. It is how China and India began to embrace neoliberal ideas of economics and attributed a sense of dignity and liberty to the bourgeoisie they had denied for so long. The result was an explosion in…
Leave Me Alone And I'll Make You Rich: How The Bourgeois Deal Enriched The World
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The economist and historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has been best known recently for her Bourgeois Era trilogy, a vigorous defense, unrivaled in scope, of commercially tested betterment. Its massive volumes, The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity, and…
The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
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"McCloskey and Ziliak have been pushing this very elementary, very correct, very important argument through several articles over several years and for reasons I cannot fathom it is still resisted. If it takes a book to get it across, I hope this book will do it.…
Bettering Humanomics: A New, And Old, Approach To Economic Science
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Economic historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has distinguished herself through her writing on the Great Enrichment and the betterment of the poor—not just materially but spiritually. In Bettering Humanomics she continues her intellectually playful yet rigorous…
Crossing: A Transgender Memoir

Crossing: A Transgender Memoir

by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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|September 20, 2019

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year “I visited womanhood and stayed. It was not for the pleasures, though I discovered many I had not imagined, and many pains too. But calculating pleasures and pains was not the point. The point was who I am.”…
Wealth, Commerce, And Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers And Business Ethics

Wealth, Commerce, And Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers And Business Ethics

by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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|June 2, 2017

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The moral dimensions of how we conduct business affect all of our lives in ways big and small, from the prevention of environmental devastation to the policing of unfair trading practices, from arguments over minimum wage rates to those over how government…
How to be Human*: *Though an Economist
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In this thoroughly engaging book Deirdre McCloskey puts the "dismal science" under the microscope. She offers advice to young economists, offering models from the old; and she lambastes the middle-aged who have allowed economics to become, as she puts it with…
If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise
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In this witty, accessible, and revealing book, Deirdre McCloskey demystifies economic theory and practice to show that behind the economists claim to certainty is the ancient art of storytelling. If You're So Smart will engage, enlighten, and empower anyone…
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