Posts Tagged ‘Gary Becker’

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    Cost Benefit Analysis: The Economics of Same-Sex Marriage

    Mar 28, 13 • 1092 Views • No Comments

    The Supreme Court same-sex marriage case is really about government catching up with life. More than 4 decades ago, Nobel laureate Gary Becker explained that we could view the family as a business firm. In order to produce income and run a household, the firm......  [read more]

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    Augusta National Golf Club and Women

    Aug 21, 12 • 397 Views • No Comments

    With Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore soon to become the Augusta National Golf Club’s first female members, I keep thinking about how women have become more valuable. The reason takes us back to the family. Assume for a moment that a family is a......  [read more]

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    The Augusta National Golf Club and Women

    Apr 7, 12 • 290 Views • No Comments

    Has the value of a woman changed at Augusta National Golf Club? Samuel Palmisano, Louis Gerstner and John Akers are former IBM CEOs with Augusta National Golf Club green blazers. Until now,  the CEOs of all major corporate sponsors of the Masters at Augusta......  [read more]

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    Women’s Work

    Nov 7, 11 • 432 Views • No Comments

    The CEO designate of IBM will make it 29. There will be 29 women who are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. 27 of those women are married, one is divorced and one never married. Financial journalist James Stewart explains in the NY Times that the traditional......  [read more]

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    Government Failure or Market Failure?

    Sep 4, 11 • 338 Views • No Comments

    The illness? High unemployment and sluggish growth. The patient? The U.S. economy. And sometimes, according to Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, a stimulus pill just won’t work. In a WSJ opinion piece, Dr. Becker first explains that government misdiagnosed......  [read more]