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  • Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences
    Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.
  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...

    Is raising the minimum wage really 'fair'?

    Today, families are struggling to keep up with their bills and rising grocery costs. The average household takes in $3,400 less than it did seven years ago, and small businesses are still struggling their heads above water. In many cases, families...

    Liberals come late to the pot party

    Liberals come late to the pot party
    With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue...

    Letters: In defense of charter schools

    Letters: In defense of charter schools
    Re "The charter mistake," Opinion, Oct. 1 To say I am disappointed by Diane Ravitch's Op-Ed article is an understatement. Many of her assertions regarding charter schools are offensive to the parents and educators who have created some amazing charters....