14 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2012 Last revised: 8 Aug 2013
Date Written: March 7, 2012
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: 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