By Deirdre N. McCloskey
"Slashing and witty."—New York evaluate of Books
A vintage in its box, this pathbreaking ebook humanized the clinical rhetoric of economics to bare its literary soul. during this thoroughly revised moment version, Deirdre N. McCloskey demonstrates how fiscal discourse employs metaphor, authority, symmetry, and different rhetorical technique of persuasion. The Rhetoric of Economics indicates economists to be human persuaders, poets of undefined, even of their so much technical and mathematical moods.
"The such a lot considerate publication on economics in years."—Philadelphia Enquirer
"McCloskey takes goal on the 'dismal science's' clinical pretensions during this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book."—Washington Post
"McCloskey needs to be credited with the singular fulfillment of introducing the main philosophers of the 20th century right into a dialogue of the method of economics."—Times Literary Supplement
"McCloskey's objective is the pretentious scientism during which economists sofa their mutual persuasions—a scientism that lingers on because the near-official language of economics discourse lengthy after its inadequacies were well-known by way of philosophers and scientists."—New York evaluation of Books
"The value of McCloskey's paintings can't be overstated."—Quarterly magazine of Speech