great quotes of our time

“But I really do not expect people to agree with me. People haven’t agreed with me as a soft Marxist, as a social engineering transport economist, as a quantitative economic historian, as a Chicago School economist, as a neoinstitutionalist, as a libertarian, as a global monetarist, as a free market feminist. No wonder they don’t agree with me as a rhetorician of science.

Of course, like most people, I do assume that those people are wrong and I am right. (And in sober truth–can I confide in you as a friend?–I am right.)”

McCloskey, Deirdre N. 1998. The Rhetoric of Economics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, p. 188.

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