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Gary Becker

Opposites Distract

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

A Tale of Two Lives My grandma Ann was a sporty, almost athletic woman who loved to swim. She had learned home economics in an exclusive boarding sch...

The Father of Freakonomics

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Dr. Becker won almost every award there was to win in his profession -- including a Nobel Prize in economics and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. Becker's book Human Capital (1964) is already as iconic as Adam Smith's writings on laissez faire.

The Poverty of Nations

The European Magazine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
The European Magazine

Piketty is not revolutionary (the reason why both conservatives, and leftist radicals dislike him so much); he is just very good at demonstrating that we are not asking the right questions or tackling the right problems.

Pop Goes The Compensation Bubble

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Doubts about the federal government's ability -- and willingness -- to reign in excessive executive compensation have persisted since October of last year. Now, the tables have turned.