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©Deirdre Nansen McCloskey | COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

Unpublished or non-scientific matter such as essays, editorials, papers prepared for engagements, comments, advance reviews, articles forthcoming.

    Photo taken after giving
    the Tawney Memorial Lecture
    for the British Historical
    Society, April, 2003
  1. Letter in Prospect magazine regarding an article titled “How the West Lost” by Anatol Lieven, November 2020.
  2. "Equality vs. Lifting Up the Poor," Financial Times, 12 August 2014.
  3. "The Captivating Fogel," a comment on C. Hoyt Bleakley's discussion of Robert Fogel's classic study of railroads and economic growth in America. From Capital Ideas magazine, Fall 2013.
  4. Review of Michael J. Sandel's What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limit of Markets. 1 August 2012. Forthcoming in some form in The Claremont Review.
  5. "Reply to Carol Graham's response to "Happyism: The Creepy New Economics of Pleasure"
  6. "Bourgeois Virtues?" Also featured in German on
    the cover of Schweizer Monat, June 2012 as "Bürgerbildung."
    "The seven [virtues] are 'primary' in the same sense that red, blue, and yellow are 'primary' colors. You can get from red and blue to purple, but not from purple and green to red or blue or yellow. You can get from justice and courage to the virtue of honesty, or from hope and courage to the virtue of optimism, but not the other way."

  7. "Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World"
    Background paper for an address to the Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne, July 9, 2012.
  8. What Boulding Said Went Wrong with Economics, A Quarter Century On, Forthcoming 2013, Routledge volume edited by Wilfred Dolfsma
  9. Factual Free-Market Fairness: A Response to the Discussion of Tomasi's Free-Market Fairness on the Bleeding-Heart Libertarian site, week of June 11, 2012, June 2012.
  10. What Boulding Said Went Wrong with Economics, A Quarter Century On, Forthcoming 2013, Routledge volume edited by Wilfred Dolfsma
  11. Loving Coal as an Explanation of the Industrial Revolution, May 2012
  12. Giving a Damn: The Missing Ethics in Political Philosophy, June 2012
    Also published -- with many interesting comments -- at Bleeding Heart Libertarians website
  13. Why the Human Sciences? A Memorandum to Europeans, 29 May 2012
  14. Bourgeois Virtues? June 2012
  15. Dissing the Golden Goose in the City of London, November 2011.
  16. How Language Caused the Modern World (An outline of the July 2011 EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) talk in Sweden)
    Here is a fact from [Bourgeois Dignity] that every student of organizations — or of anything else! — ought to know. It is the Great Fact: that average real income per head in the world has increased since 1800 by a factor of ten. And in the parts that have caught on to the British example, such as Norway and Taiwan and now even China and India the eventual factor of increase is more like 20 or 30, 1900 percent or 2900 percent over the $3 a day of 1800.
  17. Language and Interest in the Economy: A White Paper on 'Humanomics'. Posted July 2011.
    Economics ignores persuasion in the economy. The economics of asymmetric "information" or common "knowledge" over the past 40 years reduces to costs and benefits but bypasses persuasion, "sweet talk." Sweet talk accounts for a quarter of national income, and so is not mere "cheap talk."
  18. "Afterword" in Orvar Löfgren and Barbara Czarniawska, eds., Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies. New York: Routledge, forthcoming late 2011. "Keep Calm and Carry On? The Economic History of Overflow." Posted July 2011.
  19. "Ethics, Friedman, Buchanan, and the Good Old Chicago School:
    Getting (Back) to Humanomics
    ," Paper presented at the meetings of the annual Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economic Thought at the University of Richmond, 24 June 2011.
  20. "A Kirznerian Economic History of the Modern World," Forthcoming Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., proceedings of a mini-conference on Israel Kirzner's work at Beloit College, fall 2010, to be published in the series The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations (posted 17 June 2011).
  21. "The Rhetoric of the Economy and the Polity," Annual Review of Political Science 14, 2011.
  22. "The Usual Scientific Credo in Economics, and What's Wrong with It," 27 May 2011.
  23. The Rhetoric of the Economy and the Polity, Whether or Not "In Crisis." Annual Review of Political Science 14 (May/June, 2011). Posted 12 Dec. 2010
  24. "Smith, Entry, Samuelson, and Why Economics Should Teach Good Old Chicago School Economics," April 2011.
  25. "Klassikerintro: McCloskey - økonomiens retoriker" by Nico Mouton og Jonas Gabrielsen, Rhetorica Scandinavica 53 - 2010
  26. "Pat Hudson's "Dismal No More?" with comments by Deirdre," November 2010.
  27. "A Comment for the Session on Relative Prices and Enlightenment," 21 November 2010, Social Science History Association, Chicago.
  28. "Disciplines of the World, Unite," Times Higher Education, 7 October 2010.
  29. "Reply to a Economic Theorist of Integrity, on the Scandal of Graduate Programs in Economics," January 2010.
  30. "One More Step: An Agreeable Reply to Whaples," Forthcoming, Historically Speaking, Symposium on Robert Whaples essay "Is Economic History a Neglected Field of Study?" Late February 2010.
  31. Review of Joel Mokyr's The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1859. Forthcoming, History Today. Posted 23 January 2010.
  32. "The Economic Sky Isn't Falling," Posted December 16, 2009.
  33. "Eureka Moments," (London) Times Higher Education Supplement, forthcoming late Dec 2009 or early Jan 2010, one of a series by various hands.
  34. "Irish [and Dutch and Other] Poets, Learn Your Trade: The Political Economy of European Poetry" [Irish and Dutch Poetry], for a session at the Modern Language Association meetings in Chicago, December 2, 2007.
  35. "Creative Destruction vs. the New Industrial State," Review of McCraw's Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction and Galbraith's The New Industrial State, Reason magazine, October, 2007.
  36. "Free to be she — or he," Globe and Mail, 20 October 2007.
  37. "Econowannabes," University of California, Irvine: Econosocial Series, date unknown.
  38. "On 'Prudentia'," January, 2007.
  39. "Ethics and Thrift, Historically Criticized," 30-page MS in the Hedgehog Review, forthcoming early 2007?]
  40. "The Prehistory of American Thrift," forthcoming in Josh Yates, ed., Thrift in America, August 2006.
  41. "What Would Jesus Spend?," Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2004, "In Character." Reprinted in The Christian Century, May 4, 2004, pp. 24-30.
  42. "Notre Dame Loses," Eastern Economic Journal 29 (2, 2003): 309-315.
  43. "The Earth Charter: A Reply," 2003 EER 29 (2): 473-474.
  44. "Milton," Eastern Economic Journal 29 (1, 2003): 143-146.
  45. "Why Economists Should Not Be Ashamed of Being the Philosophers of Prudence," Eastern Economic Journal 28 (4, 2003): 551-556.
  46. "What's Wrong with the Earth Charter, with Reply to Professor England," Eastern Economic Journal 28 (2, 2002): 269-272.
  47. "Three Books of Oomph," Eastern Economic Journal 27 (Winter, 2002), reprinted in Post-Autistic Newsletter, 8 May 2001.
  48. "Getting it Right, or Left: Marxism and Competition," Eastern Economic Journal 27 (4, 2001): 515-520.
  49. "Talking Capitalism: Schumpeter and Galbraith," date unspecified.
  50. "Mottoes for Science: Intendete Alte in Gubernando; and Qui scis?" EER 27 (2 Spring 2001): 239:243.
  51. "Bush" EER 27 (3 Summer 2001): 367-371.