Prof. Deirdre McCloskey explains how changes in Holland and England in the 1600s and 1700s opened the door for innovation to take off.
Deirdre McCloskey has been a professor of economics, history, English, communications, philosophy and classics, and arts and culture at various points in her career. She is best known for her contributions to the understanding of the economic history of Britain, the quantification of historical inquiry, the rhetoric of economics and human sciences, economic methodology, virtue ethics, feminist economics, heterodox economics, the role of mathematics in economic analysis, and the role of significance testing in economics.
Professor Deirdre McCloskey complicates the understanding of free speech by associating this freedom with the ancient Greek word for persuasion: rhetoric.
Attempting to reclaim the term “bourgeois” from its Marxist detractors, McCloskey examines the dual myths of the innate virtues and the innate evil of capitalism.
The industrial revolution improved not only production, but standards of living, political and economic freedom, and the spread of ideas and culture.
A Review of Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World by Deirdre McCloskey
D’Amato reviews the third book in McCloskey’s Bourgeois Era trilogy.
Deirdre N. McCloskey joins us to discuss her Bourgeois Era book series. Why are we so much wealthier now than at any other point in human history?
Deirdre McCloskey has a few suggestions that she hopes will make libertarians more humane and empathetic. What sort of rhetorical tactics should libertarians use?
The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism is the first comprehensive, encyclopedic treatment of the libertarian movement.
Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.
Confused about where Jordan Peterson fits into the political landscape? Just ask F.A. Hayek.
Libertarian ethics is best grounded in a commitment to radical equality, not in trying to optimize preference satisfaction. Some preferences are bad.
Mueller begins a series of posts about Adam Smith’s ethical system as laid out in The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
A guide to books on the history of liberty and libertarianism.
Legal and cultural changes allowing women to own property and participate in the market as entrepreneurs contributed to the Great Enrichment.
It may be doing more harm than good.
Advocates of “socialism” must express their support for a set of institutions, not a set of desired outcomes.
Libertarians have long drawn a distinction between those who produce wealth and those who expropriate it-but who is in which category has changed.
Early anarchist thinkers blurred the line between socialist and capitalist.