The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric
Arjo Klamer, Donald N. McCloskey, Robert M. Solow, Deirdre N. McCloskeyISBN: 0521342864; 9780521342865;
The field of economics proves to be a matter of metaphor and storytelling--its mathematics is metaphoric and its policymaking is narrative. Economists have begun to realize this and to rethink how they speak. This volume is the result of a conference held at Wellesley College, involving both theoretical and applied economists, that explored the consequences of the rhetoric and the conversation of the field of economics.