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Uncommon Sense Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism

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ISBN-10: 0226041026

ISBN-13: 9780226041025

Edition: 2010

Authors: Gary S. Becker, Richard A. Posner

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Gary S. Becker (1930-2014) was University Professor at the University of Chicago with a joint appointment in both the economics and sociology departments. He was the author of many books, including Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis and The Economics of Discrimination. He collaborated with Richard Posner on the Becker-Posner Blog, which formed the basis for their book Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism. Becker was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.

Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Introduction to the Becker-Posner Blog
Sex and Population
The Sexual Revolution
Gay Marriage
Sex Selection
Immigration Reform
Putin's Population Plan
Afterthoughts to Part I
Property Rights
Kelo and Eminent Domain
Pharmaceutical Patents
Grokster, File Sharing, and Contributory Infringement
Orphan Drugs, Intellectual Property, and Social Welfare
Organ Sales
Traffic Congestion
Privatizing Highways
Afterthoughts to Part II
For-Profit Colleges
Ranking Higher Education
Afterthoughts to Part III
Fat Tax
Trans Fats Ban
Libertarian Paternalism
Chicago and Big Boxes
Afterthoughts to Part IV
Jobs and Employment
Judicial Term Limits
Economics of the Revolving Door
CEO Compensation
Income Inequality
Corporate Social Responsibility
Afterthoughts to Part V
Environment and Disasters
Major Disasters
Federalism, Economics, and Katrina
Post-Catastrophe Price Gouging
Global Warming and Discount Rates
Efficient Water Conservation
Afterthoughts to Part VI
Crime and Punishment and Terrorism
Capital Punishment
Doping Athletes
Drunk Driving
Internet Gambling
Preventive War
Ethnic Profiling
Privatizing Security
Antiterrorism Allocations
Collective Punishment
Afterthoughts to Part VII
The World
Economic and Political Freedom
Size of Countries
Hamas, Palestine, and Democracy
Google in China
Economics of National Culture
Microfinance and Development
World Inequality
Foreign Aid
Afterthoughts to Part VIII