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Gary Becker took a broader view of the scope of economics than most of his contemporaries. He was derided for that by many of them. Only when he received the Nobel Prize wake up to what he was about. And not all of them even then.

I believe his own breadth of view explains his openness to Austrian economics. He surely saw that the Austrians also took a broader view. And, of course, he interacted with them at the Mont Pelerin Society.

This set of recollections and remarks on Becker by Heckman is worth looking through --- especially the pictures, etc. HT: David Levey

Heckman's reflections and remarks on Becker from a few years ago ...

Jesus, the verbiage. "Special on multiple margins"? "Reach out" (try "ask")?

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