Kirby Professor Deirdre McCloskey Gives Lecture on Freedom, Equality and Prosperity

Mar 03, 2020
Summary: As a Kirby Distinguished Visiting Professor, Deirdre McCloskey presented to faculty and students at the Bush Presidential Library on Monday, March 2, 2020 on the topic, “Freedom, Equality & Prosperity: A Case for a Modern, Humane Version of Libertarianism.” The talk was based on her book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World For All.
Deirdre McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor, Emerita, of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written twenty books and edited seven more, and has published over four hundred articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law.
Dr. McCloskey’s scientific work focuses on economic history, specifically British history, along with trade and growth in the 19th century; open field agriculture in the middle ages; and the Industrial Revolution.
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