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Free Markets and the Economics of Life
Thursday, March 18, 1999

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Speakers
Gary S. BeckerGary S. Becker
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago, Rose Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-author of The Economics of Life: From Baseball to Affirmative Action to Immigration, How Real-World Issues Affect Our Everyday Life.
Guity Nashat BeckerGuity Nashat Becker
Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-author of The Economics of Life: From Baseball to Affirmative Action to Immigration, How Real-World Issues Affect Our Everyday Life.

Economics is never the "dismal science" when discussed by Nobel Laureate economist Gary S. Becker and his wife, the historian Guity Nashat Becker. In this Independent Policy Forum and based on their book, The Economics of Life: From Baseball to Affirmative Action to Immigration, How Real-World Issues Affect Our Everyday Life, the Beckers will examine the "war on drugs," healthcare, education, marriage and divorce, the homeless, immigration, corporate leadership, religion, baseball, affirmative action, the minimum wage, Social Security, crime, and much more.

Reception: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: $23/person (includes one copy of The Economics of Life, 15% OFF Retail Price; OR $5/person ($4/person Independent institute Members)

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