The Resource The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life, Gary S. Becker, Guity Nashat Becker

The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life, Gary S. Becker, Guity Nashat Becker

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The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life
Title
The economics of life
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from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life
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Gary S. Becker, Guity Nashat Becker
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eng
Summary
  • In The Economics of Life, Gary Becker and historian Guity Nashat Becker have collected the best of the economist's popular work from Business Week (where he is a monthly columnist). These thought-provoking essays show us where we have been and where, for better or worse, we are headed. Many of them aroused heated debate upon their original publication, and they will no doubt do so again. Extending well beyond the traditional range of economics, these 138 essays crisply address the changing role of women in modern economies, crime, immigration, drugs, marriage contracts, the effects of the stock market collapse in 1987, whether the Japanese stock market has been rigged, the organization of major league baseball and other sports, communism, competition between religions, the "Swedish way," discrimination against minorities. Supreme Court decisions, government spending, addictions, and many other topics
  • Although the Beckers emphasize analysis, they do not shy away from advocating controversial changes in public policy and personal behavior. Among their provocative recommendations: legalizing drugs, selling the rights to immigrate, privatizing social security, enforcing marriage contracts more fully, curtailing welfare sharply, limiting the terms of Supreme Court justices and other federal judges, taxing drunk driving and other heavy drinking, and reforming health care to preserve free choice and competition
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DLC
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1930-2014
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Becker, Gary S.
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.15
LC item number
.B44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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1937-
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Nashat, Guity
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  • Economic history
  • Social history
  • Historia social
  • Economic history
  • Social history
  • Economie
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The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life, Gary S. Becker, Guity Nashat Becker
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. From the Ivory Tower to Columnist -- pt. 2. Regulation and Privatization -- pt. 3. Labor Markets and Immigration -- pt. 4. Human Capital and Schools -- pt. 5. Families -- pt. 6. Discrimination -- pt. 7. Crime and Addictions -- pt. 8. Antitrust and Cartels -- pt. 9. Special Interests and Politics -- pt. 10. Government and Taxes -- pt. 11. Capitalism and Other Economic Systems -- pt. 12. International Trade and International Agreements -- pt. 13. Stock Markets and Recessions -- pt. 14. Economists
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780070067097
Lccn
96024445
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34772384
  • (OCoLC)ocm34772384
Label
The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life, Gary S. Becker, Guity Nashat Becker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. From the Ivory Tower to Columnist -- pt. 2. Regulation and Privatization -- pt. 3. Labor Markets and Immigration -- pt. 4. Human Capital and Schools -- pt. 5. Families -- pt. 6. Discrimination -- pt. 7. Crime and Addictions -- pt. 8. Antitrust and Cartels -- pt. 9. Special Interests and Politics -- pt. 10. Government and Taxes -- pt. 11. Capitalism and Other Economic Systems -- pt. 12. International Trade and International Agreements -- pt. 13. Stock Markets and Recessions -- pt. 14. Economists
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780070067097
Lccn
96024445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34772384
  • (OCoLC)ocm34772384

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