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Of Talk, Economics, Love and Innovation

14 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2012 Last revised: 8 Aug 2013

Ross B. Emmett

Michigan State University - James Madison College; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Date Written: March 7, 2012

Abstract

Few economists speak of talk in considering human interaction. Deirdre McCloskey is one who does. The paper considers what it means to take talk seriously, its connection to moral philosophy, and to innovation.

Keywords: McCloskey, talk, discussion, innovation, Frank Knight, Elinor Ostrom, morality, rhetoric, Knightian uncertainty

JEL Classification: A13, N00, O00, B31, B40

Suggested Citation

Emmett, Ross B., Of Talk, Economics, Love and Innovation (March 7, 2012). Journal of Socio-Economics, 41.6 (December 2012), pp. 783-86 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2165803

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