Mark D. White
There is a terrific interview at National Review with Deirdre McCloskey regarding her new book, Bourgeois Dignity (and her previous one, The Bourgeois Virtues). My favorite part is when the interviewer asks her, "What should young people who want to study economics your way, your 'humanistic science of economics,' do?" (Emphasis mine.)
In college you got the claim that Greed is Good, and anyway people are Max U sociopaths, regardless of what all the scientific evidence gathered on the point says to the contrary. I would advise them, of course, to read my book How to Be Human*: *Though an Economist, which is advice to young economists about maintaining morale and integrity — and getting the scientific task done while retaining common sense. Beyond that, Educate thyself. Read widely, having acquired somewhere a deep knowledge of an economics of some sort. We have enough amoral idiot savants in the study of the economy. We need some fully educated humans. We need a humanomics, not more freakonomics.