The Economics of Life: From Baseball to Affermative Action to Immigration, How Real-World Issues Affect Our Everyday Life / Edition 1by Gary Becker, Guity Becker, Guity Nashat Becker, Guity Nashat Becker
Pub. Date: 01/28/1998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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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Table of ContentsFrom the Ivory Tower of Columnist.
Regulation and Privatization.
Labor Markets and Immigration.
Human Capital and Schools.
Crime and Addictions.
Antitrust and Cartels.
Special Interest and Politics.
Capitalism and Other Economic Systems.
International Trade and International Agreements.
Stock Market and Recessions.
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