July 1, 2020

Deirdre McCloskey on Bourgeois Dignity

  • Deirdre McCloskey

    Distinguished Affiliated Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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In this archived episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Distinguished Affiliated Fellow Deirdre McCloskey considers the insights and findings of her book "Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World" in a presentation hosted by the George Mason University Economics Society. Listen as McCloskey details the 17th and 18th century rise of capitalism and how economic change depends less on foreign trade, investment, or material causes, and more on ideas and what people believe.