They talk a good game, but economists hardly know enough about business cycles to figure out where they come from, let alone where they’re going.
My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the f...- Vernon Cooper
The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education.- Joel Henry Hildebrand
No one who had any sense ever liked school.- Robert Boothby
Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.- Julia Gillard
There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education, started to learn, then ...- Julie Walters
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|Birth:||2nd December, 1930|
|Death:||3rd May, 2014|
Gary Stanley Becker was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an American economist and a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago. He was one of the first economists to branch into what were traditionally considered topics belonging to sociology, including racial discrimination, crime, family organization, and drug addiction. He was known for arguing that many different types of human behavior can be seen as rational and utility maximizing. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992 and received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.
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