Too Short for a Blog Post, Too Long for a Tweet LXV

Here's an excerpt from a book I recently read,
"The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business," by Johan Van Overtveldt:

Five characteristics form what will be referred to here as the "Chicago Tradition": a fanatical work attitude, the firm belief in economics as a true science of the highest relevance for daily life, the emphasis on scholastic and academic achievement, the preparedness to put everything continuously into question, and the apparently inspiring isolation of the University of Chicago.  The fact that these five characteristics occurred more or less simultaneously at the University of Chicago tends to give the place a somewhat unique character and a distinct intellectual tradition.
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