The Rhetoric of Economics Rhetoric of the Human Sciences

University of Wisconsin Press - Economics needs to admit that it, like other sciences, works with metaphors and stories. Its most mathematical and statistical moments are properly dominated by comparison and narration, that is to say, human persuasion. The book was mccloskey's opening move in the development of a humanomics and unification of the sciences and the humanities on the field of ordinary business life.

A classic in its field, this pathbreaking book humanized the scientific rhetoric of economics to reveal its literary soul.





Economical Writing

Waveland Pr Inc - Titles of related interest also available from waveland press: brooks-quigley, second edition isbn 978-1577666776 and Gerard, Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life, Words' Worth: Write Well and Prosper, Second EditionISBN 9781478635307. A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! Students and young professionals who care about direct, clear expression should read this lucid, delightful gem by an author who practices what she advises.

. Mccloskey's systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every field. Used book in Good Condition.





Economics for the Common Good

Princeton University Press - From nobel prize-winning economist jean tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in societyWhen Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research.

His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. But tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them.

Economics for the Common Good - To show how economics can help us realize the common good, innovation, unemployment, including global warming, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation.

Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society. Princeton. Used book in Good Condition. The result is economics for the common good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science, " is a positive force for the common good.

Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates.





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

University of Chicago Press - Or so says Deirdre N. 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 economic growth and proof that economic change depends less on foreign trade, investment, or material causes, and a whole lot more on ideas and what people believe.

. During this time, commerce, and even the bourgeoisie itself radically altered, talk of private property, becoming far more approving and flying in the face of prejudices several millennia old. The big economic story of our times is not the Great Recession. Here she turns her attention to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe to reconsider the birth of the industrial revolution and the rise of capitalism.

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World - According to mccloskey, our modern world was not the product of new markets and innovations, but rather the result of shifting opinions about them. An utterly fascinating sequel to her critically acclaimed book The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity is a feast of intellectual riches from one of our most spirited and ambitious historians—a work that will forever change our understanding of how the power of persuasion shapes our economic lives.

University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Princeton. The wealth of nations, then, didn’t grow so dramatically because of economic factors: it grew because rhetoric about markets and free enterprise finally became enthusiastic and encouraging of their inherent dignity.





The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

University of Chicago Press - University of Chicago Press. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. High noon, kant, bill murray, the modern novel, van Gogh, and of course economics and the economy all come into play in a book that can only be described as a monumental project and a life’s work.

Countering these centuries of assumptions and unexamined thinking is Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues, a magnum opus that offers a radical view: capitalism is good for us. For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. The bourgeois life, world wars, capitalism, framed as being responsible for everything from financial to moral poverty, Mencken’s “booboisie” and David Brooks’s “bobos”—all have been, and still are, and spiritual desuetude.

The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce - Can you be virtuous and bourgeois? do markets improve ethics? Has capitalism made us better as well as richer? Yes, yes, and yes, argues McCloskey, who takes on centuries of capitalism’s critics with her erudition and sheer scope of knowledge. Used book in Good Condition. Princeton. The bourgeois virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism—and a surprising page-turner.

Applying a new tradition of “virtue ethics” to our lives in modern economies, she affirms American capitalism without ignoring its faults and celebrates the bourgeois lives we actually live, without supposing that they must be lives without ethical foundations.





On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Harper Perennial - On writing well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. HarperCollins Publishers. Whether you want to write about people or places, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, sports, science and technology, business, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher.

Princeton. University of Chicago Press. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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Knowledge & Persuasion in Economics

Cambridge University Press - His book is highly unusual: a work of technical economics that can be read by anyone, a witty guide to the ins and outs of economic philosophy expressed in plain English. His message is that economics is a science, but a human science. University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Princeton. Used book in Good Condition.

HarperCollins Publishers. Donald mccloskey's previous books, the Rhetoric of Economics and If You're So Smart, aimed to bring economics back into the wider conversation of the day. In knowledge and persuasion in Economics he carries the conversation further, into the seminars of philosophers. It is properly mathematical, but literary too.





If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise

University of Chicago Press - If you're so smart will engage, enlighten, and empower anyone trying to evaluate the experts who stand ready to engineer our lives. Mccloskey is more interesting on an uninspired day than most of her peers can manage at their very best. Peter passell, new York Times Used book in Good Condition. Writing with delicious wit and great seriousness.

Publishers Weekly. University of Chicago Press. Princeton. HarperCollins Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. In this witty, and revealing book, accessible, Deirdre McCloskey demystifies economic theory and practice to show that behind the economists claim to certainty is the ancient art of storytelling.





Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion

Princeton University Press - Princeton University Press. The applied econometric methods emphasized in this book are easy to use and relevant for many areas of contemporary social science. The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes.

In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? Mostly Harmless Econometrics shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.

Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion - Joshua angrist and jörn-Steffen Pischke explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous. In addition to econometric essentials, Mostly Harmless Econometrics covers important new extensions--regression-discontinuity designs and quantile regression--as well as how to get standard errors right.

Princeton. University of Chicago Press. An irreverent review of econometric essentials a focus on tools that applied researchers use most Chapters on regression-discontinuity designs, quantile regression, and standard errors Many empirical examples A clear and concise resource with wide applications Used book in Good Condition.

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

University of Chicago Press - 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 big economic story of our times is not the Great Recession. Used book in Good Condition. Here she turns her attention to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe to reconsider the birth of the industrial revolution and the rise of capitalism.

University of Chicago Press. The wealth of nations, then, didn’t grow so dramatically because of economic factors: it grew because rhetoric about markets and free enterprise finally became enthusiastic and encouraging of their inherent dignity. The result was an explosion in economic growth and proof that economic change depends less on foreign trade, investment, or material causes, and a whole lot more on ideas and what people believe.

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World - An utterly fascinating sequel to her critically acclaimed book The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity is a feast of intellectual riches from one of our most spirited and ambitious historians—a work that will forever change our understanding of how the power of persuasion shapes our economic lives.

According to mccloskey, our modern world was not the product of new markets and innovations, but rather the result of shifting opinions about them. University of Chicago Press. Mccloskey in bourgeois Dignity, a fiercely contrarian history that wages a similar argument about economics in the West. During this time, and even the bourgeoisie itself radically altered, commerce, talk of private property, becoming far more approving and flying in the face of prejudices several millennia old.





Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century

The New Press - Used book in Good Condition. HarperCollins Publishers. University of Chicago Press. Princeton University Press. This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed dorothy roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race—revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, genetic testing, race-specific drugs, and DNA databases—continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era.

Used book in Good Condition. Named one of the ten best black nonfiction books 2011 by AFRO. Com, fatal invention offers a timely and “provocative analysis” Nature of race, science, and politics by one of the nation’s leading legal scholars and social critics. Princeton. Used book in Good Condition. University of Chicago Press.