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How Ideas Matter, Art Carden's interview with Deirdre McCloskey
The Great Enrichment is easily the most important secular event in history, but what makes us think that it was because of changes in ideas and rhetoric rather than material causes and exploitation? This interview will explore how ideas matter for long-run economic change as well as how we know ideas matter.

This webinar will include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenter.

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Mar 2, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Art Carden
Professor of Economics, Samford University
Art Carden teaches economics at Samford University and is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal. His commentaries can be found on Forbes.com and AIER.org, and his book Strangers With Candy: Observations From the Ordinary Business of Life should be published in 2021.
Deirdre McCloskey
Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics and of History, and Professor Emerita of English and of Communication, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard in the 1960s as an economist, she has written twenty books and some four hundred academic articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, statistical theory, feminism, ethics, and law. She taught for twelve years at the University of Chicago in the Economics Department in its glory days, but now describes herself as a “literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, ex-Marxist, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian classical liberal.”