Nobel Prize laureate, Business Week columnist and renowned University of Chicago economist Gary S. Becker answers these questions and many more in The Economics of Life. Becker has received global recognition and a Nobel Prize for his theory of economic reasoning-the importance of incentives in affecting individual behavior and the crucial role of markets in influencing the behavior of individuals. This is a collection of Becker's best essays-intriguing, eye-opening and controversial-culled from his Business Week columns, op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal, and other public policy writings. The Economics of Life shows how economic reasoning applies to everyone in all walks of life. Combined with historical perspectives by his wife, Guity Nashar Becker, a respected University of Illinois professor, this book covers topics as far ranging, and as controversial as: the changing role of women in modern economics; marriage contracts; privatizing social security; legalizing drugs; selling rights to immigrate; and discrimination against minorities.
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Subtítulo: FROM BASEBALL TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO IMMIGRATION