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Deirdre McCloskey

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.

Building Tomorrow

The Automation Revolution is Upon Us

featuring Paul Matzko and Carl B. Frey on Jun 13, 2019

Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.

Free Thoughts

Liberalism 1.0

featuring Deirdre McCloskey, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jun 30, 2017

In this episode, Deirdre McCloskey shares a few suggestions that she hopes will make libertarians more humane and empathetic. 

Free Thoughts

The Bourgeois Era

featuring Deirdre McCloskey, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on May 27, 2016

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?

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Why Does 1% of History Have 99% of the Wealth?

featuring Deirdre McCloskey on May 12, 2014

Prof. Deirdre McCloskey explains how changes in Holland and England in the 1600s and 1700s opened the door for innovation to take off.

Around the Web

Encyclopedia of Libertarianism

featuring Charles Murray, Jason Kuznicki, Ronald Hamowy, & William Galston on Oct 14, 2008

The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism is the first comprehensive, encyclopedic treatment of the libertarian movement.

encyclopedia

Industrial Revolution

by Deirdre McCloskey on Aug 15, 2008

The industrial revolution improved not only production, but standards of living, political and economic freedom, and the spread of ideas and culture.

essays

Bourgeois Virtues?

by Deirdre McCloskey on May 18, 2006

McCloskey examines the dual myths of the innate virtues and the innate evil of capitalism.