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Author Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-2014.

Title Uncommon sense : economic insights, from marriage to terrorism / Gary S. Becker and Richard A. Posner
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (373 pages)
Contents Introduction to Becker-Posner blog -- Sex and population -- The sexual revolution -- Gay marriage -- Polygamy -- 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 -- Universities -- Plagiarism -- Tenure -- For-profit colleges -- Ranking higher education -- Afterthoughts to part III -- Incentives -- 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 -- Tsunami -- 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
Summary On December 5, 2004, the still-developing blogosphere took one of its biggest steps toward mainstream credibility, as Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary S. Becker and renowned jurist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner announced the formation of the Becker-Posner Blog. In no time, the blog had established a wide readership and reputation as a reliable source of lively, thought-provoking commentary on current events, its pithy and profound weekly essays highlighting the value of economic reasoning when applied to unexpected topics. Uncommon Sense gathers the most important and innovative entries
Notes Includes index
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Subject Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-2014 -- Blogs.
Posner, Richard A. -- Blogs.
Economics -- Miscellanea.
Law and economics.
Genre/Form Blogs.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
Author Posner, Richard A.
LC no. 2009009198
ISBN 0226041034 (electronic bk.)
9780226041032 (electronic bk.)
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