How does fear govern the way we live? Why do we fear certain entities? How do old fears transform themselves into new ones as society changes over time? In 2008, Nobel Prizewinning economist Gary Becker analyzed these issues and more, examining variation in sources of fear across demographics and the results of fears on our individual and collective lives.
Gary Stanley Becker teaches economics at the University of Chicago. Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 and the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1992, he has published numerous monographs and articles, including Uncommon Sense with Richard Posner (2009), Social Economics with Kevin M. Murphy (2000), and Accounting for Tastes (1996).CHF Suggests