Empathy is the invisible force that holds society together. Roman Krznaric

Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is professor of economics and history and English and communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago and professor of economic history at the University of Gothenburg. Her latest book is Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (2010).

Last updated on 26.11.2012

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