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Gary Becker, economics Nobel Laureate, dies at 83
Townhall ^ | 05/05/2014

Posted on 05/05/2014 2:37:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/05/2014 3:38:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CHICAGO (AP) Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as the study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.

Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker died at Northwestern Hospital from complications after an extended illness.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Society
KEYWORDS: garrybecker; nobelprize

1 posted on 05/05/2014 2:37:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry to see the good guys go. We need more, not less, of them.

Anyone schooled by Friedman has got a strong grip on the real political and economic issues of the day.

2 posted on 05/05/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
Always an interesting read:
http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/.
I rarely posted from it, because their intellects were stratospheric (not claiming I agreed with all of it, just an observation).
3 posted on 05/05/2014 3:42:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama; 1010RD; SAJ

fyi


4 posted on 05/05/2014 3:44:28 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Asimov’s Psychohistory?


5 posted on 05/05/2014 3:49:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: 1rudeboy
"...received the Nobel Prize..."

That used to mean something before Paul Krugman got one.

6 posted on 05/05/2014 5:38:33 PM PDT by expat_panama
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To: 1rudeboy
Had an econ prof as an undergrad who referenced Becker's "Human Capital" throughout his class. Although it was pretty intense for a lower level class, Becker's work was fascinating. He was truly one of the good guys.

RIP

7 posted on 05/05/2014 6:25:46 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: SeekAndFind

RIP.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 10:52:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 1rudeboy

What are you implying with that comment, Mister?


9 posted on 05/11/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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