Imagine each family as a kind of little factory - a multiperson unit producing meals, health, skills, children, and self-esteem from market goods and the time, skills, and knowledge of its members. This is only one of the remarkable concepts explored by Gary Becker in his landmark work on the family. Becker applies economic theory to the most sensitive and fateful personal decisions, such as choosing a spouse or having children. He uses the basic economic assumptions of maximizing
A lovely signed, limited edition of Corman’s 1970 edition of stunningly lean, and spare modern poetry that sometimes appears as a form of Western haiku.
The British statesman George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished career, holding posts including the governorships of Grenada and Madras. He also undertook..
A Russian Doll and Other Stories is the ninth collection of short fiction by one of this century''s premier Argentinian writers who, with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortazar and..
Some critics view the postwar avant-garde as the empty recycling of forms and strategies from the first two decades of the twentieth century. Others view it, more positively, as a..
Rischin paints a vivid picture of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the century. Here are the old neighborhoods and crowded tenements, the Rester Street markets, the..