Bad writing can be cured

Deirdre McCloskey has many admirable attributes. Ranking high among them is the clarity of her prose. It is instantly recognisable for its lucidity, wordiness, eloquence, and disdain. For those of us who might wish our writing to be more like hers in some respects she has written a guide. It recommends itself as advice for writing in

…a better way, which someone whose brain has not been addled by incessant reading of economics can make something of.

I’m confident that is something we can all support.

Note to the editor: We write about her so much that our blog probably needs a ‘Deirde McCloskey’ tag!