quinta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2011

A transição de McCloskey

Imaginem a cena (via Marginal Revolution):

Back in the mid 1990s, I attended Deirdre McCloskey's first talk at the AEA meetings after her coming out publicly as a transgender person. She had not yet had her subsequent medical procedures, let alone written her telling memoir Crossings. McCloskey stood before a packed room of 500, dressed in a stylish dress and wig, and proudly announced "I am an economist in transition." [pause] "I am transitioning from a Chicago economist to an Austrian economist." Whatever awkwardness or tension that existed in the room was dispelled with that quip, and McCloskey proceeded to give a wonderful talk on the importance of rhetoric within the economy, pursuing a theme she had developed with Arjo Klamer in "One Quarter of GDP is Persuasion".

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