Posts by Deirdre McCloskey

ECONOMICS: The second most important event in history

Dierdre McCloskey argues entertainingly and informatively that the Industrial Revolution came not so much from economic (or technological) change as from a change in “rhetoric” – the language of persuasion. The most important event? “In Galilee and Jerusalem around AD 30.” Click here to read this features article in the T.H.E. Professor McCloskey teaches economics, history, English and communication…

ENGLISH: The second most important event in history

Dierdre McCloskey argues entertainingly and informatively that the Industrial Revolution came not so much from economic (or technological) change as from a change in “rhetoric” – the language of persuasion. The most important event? “In Galilee and Jerusalem around AD 30.” Click here to read this features article in the T.H.E. Professor McCloskey teaches economics, history, English and communication…