The Secret Sins of Economics
by Deirdre McCloskey
Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press 2002
Number of pages: 58
In this pamphlet, McCloskey reveals what she sees as the secret sins of economics (there are two) that no one will discuss. In her view, these sins cripple economics as a scientific enterprise. She writes with passion and an unusually wide scope.
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