The Roots of Progress

Video: Deirdre McCloskey on bourgeois liberty and the Great Enrichment

The Torch of Progress, Episode 5

I talked to Deirdre McCloskey for the fifth episode of “The Torch of Progress”, the speaker series of Progress Studies For Young Scholars. Topics include the role of bourgeois liberty in the Great Enrichment, how England surpassed the Netherlands, and why she doesn’t think that science or patent laws can explain the Industrial Revolution.

Audio/podcast version on SoundCloud.

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