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How Gary Becker saw the scourge of discrimination

From Kevin Murphy: In the 1950s, few economists thought of phenomena such as racial discrimination as under their purview. That changed in 1957, when Gary S. Becker, Professor of Economics and of Sociology at the University of Chicago and at … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Work of Gary Becker

“It [economics] is judged ultimately by how well it helps us understand the world, and how well we can help improve it.” – Gary Becker

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Developments in Economics, 1950-1990

From Jim Heckman’s retrospective on Gary Becker:

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Interesting Links: Social Security Liabilities & Economics of the Drug War

Here are some links today of articles that I didn’t entirely agree with but which bring up some interesting points. 1. Social Security is (slightly) worse off than we think. They make some interesting points about problems with how social … Continue reading

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