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  • Gary Becker, Nobel Prize-winning economist, dies

    May 5, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has died.

    Becker, who won the Nobel in economic sciences in 1992, died Saturday in Chicago. He was 83.

    A professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, Becker also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was known for applying economic analysis to human behavior and daily life.

    His teacher and mentor was Milton Friedman, also a University of Chicago economist and fellow Nobel Prize winner.

    Becker, who was Jewish, was best known for his work in labor economics.

  • To frack or not to frack: is that a Jewish question?

    By Roger Price

    October 23, 2013 | 1:02 pm

       Did you know that fracking, the industrial process of extracting natural gas from shale rock is treif, that it violates Jewish values? Who knew? You could read the entire Torah, study the Mishnah and Gemara too, go through the commentaries of the rationalist Maimonides and the...