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The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric - Arjo Klamer

The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric

By: Arjo Klamer (Editor), Donald N. McCloskey (Editor), Robert M. Solow (Editor)

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Published: 22nd December 2003
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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.

"The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric is an important volume, marking the true beginning of what may well become a new conversation in economics. It is a valuable start but only a start; future conferences and future volumes will ultimately be required to tell the story of this conversation." D. Wade Hands, Journal of Economic Literature

Economic Rhetoric: Introduction and Comments
Economics in the human conversation
Comments from outside economics
Comments from inside economics
Rhetoric and ideology
Economic Rhetoric: Further Arguments
Marxian theory and the rhetorics of economics
Economic rhetoric: the social and historical context
The ideas of economists
Should a scientist abstain from metaphor?
Economic Rhetoric Among Economists
Shall I compare thee to a Minkowski-Ricardo-Leontief-Metzler matrix of the Mosak-Hicks type? Or, rhetoric, mathematics, and the nature of neoclassical economic theory
On the brittleness of the orange equilibrium
The significance of significance: rhetorical aspects of statistical hypothesis testing in economics
The rhetoric of self-interest: ideology of gender in economic theory
Economic Rhetoric in Politics and Journalism
The heterogeneity of the economists' discourse: philosopher, priest, and hired gun
The grammar of political economy
The rhetoric of economics as viewed by a student of politics
'Yellow rain' and 'supply-side economics': some rhetoric that failed
Economic Rhetoric: Its Rhetoric and its Consequences
Negotiating a new conversation about economics
The consequences of rhetoric
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521342865
ISBN-10: 0521342864
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd December 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.59