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If you're so smart : the narrative of economic expertise

Author: Deirdre N McCloskey
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this witty, accessible, and revealing book, McCloskey demystifies economic theory and practice to show that behind the economists claim to certainty is the ancient art of storytelling. If You're So Smart will engage, enlighten, and empower anyone trying to evaluate the experts who stand ready to engineer our lives. "Writing with delicious wit and great seriousness."--Publishers Weekly. "Mr. McCloskey is more  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre N McCloskey
ISBN: 0226556700 9780226556703 0226556719 9780226556710
OCLC Number: 21226865
Description: ix, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Telling stories economically --
2. Plot and genre in economics --
3. The politics of stories in historical economics --
4. Economic rhetoric in aid of the story line --
5. The scholar's story --
6. Metaphor against the story: chaos and counterfactuals --
7. The poetics and economics of magic --
8. The American question: If you're so smart why ain't you rich? --
9. The limits of criticism --
10. Keeping the company of economists --
11. The Common Weal and economic stories.
Other Titles: If you are so smart.
Responsibility: Donald N. McCloskey.
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In this witty, accessible, and revealing book, McCloskey demystifies economic theory and practice to show that behind the economists claim to certainty is the ancient art of storytelling. If You're So Smart will engage, enlighten, and empower anyone trying to evaluate the experts who stand ready to engineer our lives. "Writing with delicious wit and great seriousness."--Publishers Weekly. "Mr. McCloskey is more interesting on an uninspired day than most of his peers can manage at their very best."--Peter Passell, New York Times.

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