About the Author
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.