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Deirdre McCloskey and Don Boudreaux on ‘Bourgeois Equality’

I’m a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian libertarian. That description would flummox the regressives’ crude social ontology and their perversely illiberal hierarchy of victimhood. Anyway, it’s well-worth listening to the very kind and deeply talented Deirdre McCloskey whom I had the good fortune to meet in…

Arts, Rhetoric, and Swing

Wynton Marsalis waxing philosophical about jazz. Despite the sour grapes one detects aimed at Wynton, he is without doubt the most naturally articulate spokesman for jazz and one of the most insightful thinker-practitioners within music generally – ask Simon Rattle or Eric Clapton. aestheticsand Swing: The Writings of Wynton MarsalisArtsJazzJazz at Lincoln CenterMoving to Higher GroundPhilosophyRhetoricWynton…