The Common Weal and Economic Stories

  • D. N. Mccloskey


The worldly philosophers change the world with their stories and metaphors. There’s work for the econo-literary critic in showing how the rhetoric matters to policy and in distinguishing the good stories of policy from the bad. (Robert Boynton, among other things a politico-literary critic, has done so for the Senate Agriculture Committee [1987].)


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