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The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy
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The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy

Friday at 1 PM Pacific

August 08th 2014:Interview with Distinguished Professor of Economics Deirdre McCloskey

Why did the Industrial Revolution happen where and when it did? Our guest will be the Distinguished Professor of Economics Deirdre McCloskey, who teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ron and Ed will focus on her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (2010), which argues that it was an ideological change, rather than saving or exploitation, that made us rich. The book is the second in a widely noticed trilogy on The Bourgeois Era. The first was The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

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Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to the rhetoric of law and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. She is known as a “conservative” economist, University-of-Chicago style (she taught for 12 years there), but protests that “I’m a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive Anglican, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian libertarian.” Her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Econom
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