Friday, August 8, 2014, 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Why did the Industrial Revolution happen where and when it did? Our guest will be the Distinguished Professor of Economics Deirdre McCloskey, who teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ron and Ed will focus on her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, which argues that it was an ideological change, rather than saving or exploitation, that made us rich. The book is the second in a widely noticed trilogy on The Bourgeois Era. The first was The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce, asking if a participant in a capitalist economy can still have an ethical life (briefly, yes). Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation with one of the country’s leading economic thinkers. Learn More »
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