The Economics of Life: From Baseball to Affermative Action to Immigration, How Real-World Issues Affect Our Everyday Life / Edition 1

The Economics of Life: From Baseball to Affermative Action to Immigration, How Real-World Issues Affect Our Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Gary Becker, Guity Becker, Guity Nashat Becker, Guity Nashat Becker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0070067090

ISBN-13: 9780070067097

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070067097
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,178,908
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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