The Economics Of Life: From Baseball To Affirmative Action To Immigration, How Real-world Issues…

Paperback | January 22, 1998

byGary Becker, Guity Becker

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From economics Nobel Laureate Gary Becker and historian Guity Nashat Becker comes this collection of the economist's popular BusinessWeek columns. These 138 essays have fueled numerous debates, touching on hot-button issues from crime to organization of sports. The Beckers' surprising--and uncompromising--positions on drugs ("legalize them"), immigration ("auction off immigration slots"), welfare ("curtail it sharply"), and other topics provide a provocative commentary on our times.

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Not just another book on economics, this thought-provoking collection extends well beyond the traditional range of social science and recommends change in public policy and individual behavior to guide readers into the next millennium. This is a collection of Becker's best essays culled from his BusinessWeek columns and op-ed pieces in...

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From economics Nobel Laureate Gary Becker and historian Guity Nashat Becker comes this collection of the economist's popular BusinessWeek columns. These 138 essays have fueled numerous debates, touching on hot-button issues from crime to organization of sports. The Beckers' surprising--and uncompromising--positions on drugs ("legalize ...

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". . .the 1992 Nobel laureate demonstrates his well-known talent for extending ever further the frontiers of economics. . .in these pieces, the real world is very much at hand."--Business Week. "Becker goes tot he root of the problem. . .brims with fresh insights."--The Wall Street Journal. 1992 Nobel Prize winner Gary s. Becker is one...

Gary S. Becker won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1992 for his theory of "economic reasoning." Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago, Becker writes a monthly column for Business Week, is a frequent editorialist for The Wall Street Journal, and is a regular guest on such television programs as The McNeil-Le...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:January 22, 1998Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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From the Ivory Tower of Columnist.Regulation and Privatization.Labor Markets and Immigration.Human Capital and Schools.Families.Discrimination.Crime and Addictions.Antitrust and Cartels.Special Interest and Politics.Government Taxes.Capitalism and Other Economic Systems.International Trade and International Agreements.Stock Market and Recessions.Economists.

From Our Editors

Not just another book on economics, this thought-provoking collection extends well beyond the traditional range of social science and recommends change in public policy and individual behavior to guide readers into the next millennium. This is a collection of Becker's best essays culled from his BusinessWeek columns and op-ed pieces in Wall Street Journal.