am 4. Juni 2000
This book is great! McCloskey explains, with an easy to read style, but without losing the rigor on the content, how the economists tell stories to persuade the public, politicians and their colleagues. With a witty approach, McCloskey proves that economists aren't able to predict, why aren't all of them rich, then? The author gives several examples of how economists use rhetorical devices with the aim to persuade their audience, instead of the scientific methodology they officially support. This amazing and amusing book is not only for economists; if you think that economics are very serious, read this and the next time it will be harder for the economists to fool you!