Nobel Committee

When Professor Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago received the news that he had won the Nobel Memorial Prize in
Chronobiology delves into everything from jet lag to sleep problems to depression.
“Without freedom, China will always remain far from civilized ideals," he wrote.
Americans Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, the Nobel Committee announced on
According to Gunnar Stålsett, if one looks at the texts where the Nobel Committee states the reasons for selecting each person for the Prize, there is hardly any reference to religion or spirituality as the motivating source.
It's time for a new, and truly global, peace award that comes with little controversy and greater transparency.
The peace prize was created partly to encourage ongoing peace efforts, but Obama's efforts are at far earlier stages than
Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.
President Barack Obama. The Nobel Peace Prize. Wow. Already? After determining that we are still in 2009 and I hadn't pulled a Rip Van Winkle, I then wondered if I was reading the title correctly.
Obama's Nobel lecture might have showed us that the US has reached a turning point: either the national security monster we've created is going to eat us alive by bankrupting the country or we're going to have to shift course.
While writers, poets, and scientists usually win the award for what they have accomplished, statesmen, philosophers, and other persons of ideas are honored for the causes that they champion.
In ten months under Obama, America's image in the world is decidedly better than it was under the previous president.
For those who wish to undermine the president, this award will prove a fertile talking point for raising questions about whether he will prove to be more about optics or substance.