Peter Boettke of George Mason University at the blog Coordination Problem writes
not for weekend reading, but longer periods of sustained effort of study [is a] book that I received this past week and I have only dipped into, but I am overwhelmingly impressed with, . . . Deirdre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (Chicago, 2010). The fact that I am so enamored with McCloskey’s project should not be a surprise to anyone who read my review of the first volume in this series. I will be reviewing this book as well for Economic Affairs. The experience of reading McCloskey is a joyous one because you get to encounter a first-rate mind, who is skillful at the use of words, and who possesses an amazing grasp of history (both factual and intellectual). I have read various forms of this new book in draft, but am very excited to read the finished project. A joyous intellectual adventure.