Pethokoukis's preface to a quote from Deirdre McCloskey's Bourgeois Dignity: "[W]hat people hear and believe matters. Really matters."For our Italian readers, an editorial based on McCloskey's Bourgeois Dignity: "Come dare dignità al nostro futuro" di Barbara Spinelli, La Repubblico, 11 gennaio 2012. Stephen Matchett: : If not economists, then who? The Australian, 6 July 2011. India Says No to $80 Toilet Paper, Gurcharan Das, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 2011 Peter Boettke: A Behavioral Approach to the Political and Economic Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 22 July 2011 "Can rhetoric change reality?" Dr Tariq Rahman, IHT, 12 June 2011 Comments from The Blogora Rhetoric Society of America, 8 June 2011. "What Doesn't Create Growth," from blog by darfferrara, 15 May 2011. Donald Beaudreaux's columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
We "have needed a Deirdre McCloskey for decades. We have needed a serious political philosopher [who] knew the foundations of the grand western project but also knew all the ins and outs of recent cultural thought, the modernisms and post-modernisms that leave most conservatives non-plussed and resentful."It's Not What You Think, 23 Dec. 2010. The Moral Case Against Obamanomics, 22 Dec. 2010. Bourgeois Dignity, 21 Dec. 2010:
"[I]t is long, it is ambitious, it is insufferable, and it is brilliant."Conservatism's Big Problem, 20 Dec. 2010.
Deirdre N. McCloskey is Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago;
and Professor of Economic History, Gothenburg University, Sweden