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Ibidem: Computation Center, c. 1961

“Perhaps it is time the ‘work ethic’ was redefined and its idea reclaimed from the banal men who invoke it. In a world of cybernetics, of an almost runaway technology, things are increasingly making things. It is for our species, it would seem, to go on to other matters. Human matters.”—Studs Terkel, Working (1972)

The University of Chicago Magazine has been published continuously since 1907; here are the features from the July–Aug/14 issue:

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Human capitalist
Reflections on the life and work of trailblazing economist Gary Becker.

City limits
Chicago Harris’s Gary Project joins forces with a dynamic new mayor to reframe the Indiana steel town’s future.

View from the page
Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, AB’95, brings a UChicago intellectual spirit to the sword fight of political commentary.

Elevated discourse
How the University of Chicago, the great books craze, and a love of Goethe helped create the Aspen Institute.