Internationally recognized economist Deirdre McCloskey will explain how the world has gotten exponentially wealthier since 1800, and why it will continue on that trajectory, when she presents “It's Good to Be Rich: Why Liberalism Works” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.
McCloskey is a distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught from 2000-2015. She is also a historian, rhetorician and transgender advocate. She has 11 honorary degrees from U.S. and European universities, has written 19 books and recorded about 400 scholarly publications on a number of topics.
This lecture is presented by the NMU Center for Academic Intellectual Freedom and co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, with support from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.