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The Economic Way of Looking at Life

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  • Becker, Gary S.

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Prize Lecture to the memory of Alfred Nobel, December 9, 1992.

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  • Becker, Gary S., 1992. "The Economic Way of Looking at Life," Nobel Prize in Economics documents 1992-1, Nobel Prize Committee.
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