The Intellectual Legacy of Progressive Hubris

History of Economic Ideas, XXV, 3, 2017 (Forthcoming)

9 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2017

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Nicola Giocoli

University of Pisa - Department of Law

Date Written: November 11, 2017

Abstract

This short essay reviews Thomas Leonard's extraordinary book, Illiberal Reformers (Princeton UP, 2016) and at the same time critically discusses the review of the same book recently published in the Journal of Economic Literature. It is argued that the JEL reviewers have grossly misinterpreted Leonard's goal and achievement, the book's main message being a warning against the dangers of scientific hubris - a vice affecting too many economists, then and now

Keywords: Progressive economics, Illiberal Reformers, Gilded Age, eugenics, minimum wage

JEL Classification: A11, B13, B15, N31

Suggested Citation

Giocoli, Nicola, The Intellectual Legacy of Progressive Hubris (November 11, 2017). History of Economic Ideas, XXV, 3, 2017 (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3069600

Nicola Giocoli (Contact Author)

University of Pisa - Department of Law ( email )

via Collegio Ricci 10
Pisa PI, 56126
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://https://pisa.academia.edu/NicolaGiocoli

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