A SuperFreakonomics Quiz: Name This University of Chicago Alum

I ran into someone the other day whom I had never met and who fit the following five criteria:

1. He/she attended the University of Chicago.
2. He/she is still alive.
3. He/she is a whole lot smarter than I am.
4. He/she is a whole lot more famous than I am.
5. He/she is even more controversial/notorious than I am.

There a lot of people who satisfy many of these criteria (especially #2 and #3), but I think the set of folks who satisfy all five of these criteria is not very large.

SuperFreakonomics schwag to the first blog commenter to correctly identify this person.

Addendum: We announce the winner here.

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  1. Erin says:

    Jon Corzine

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  2. Maggie says:

    Robert Lucas, Jr ?

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  3. Jeremy says:

    Gary Becker?

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  4. Erin says:

    David Axelrod

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  5. Jason S says:

    I don’t know about number 3 but as far as an alum that is more famous and controversial I would pick either Ashcroft or Corzine lately.

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  6. David says:

    Philip Glass.

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  7. James Doherty says:

    Harvey Levin?

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  8. hedged says:

    bork or thomas sowell

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