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. Paul says:

    John Ashcroft

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  2. Joe says:

    John Ashcroft

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  3. brian close says:

    Gene Fama

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  4. Sam Spade says:

    Phillip Roth

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  5. Jasmine says:

    Ana Marie Cox? Nate Silver?

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  6. Erin says:

    Scratch that… I’m going with Nate Silver. Corzine is definitely not smarter…

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  7. Just Kidding says:

    Tucker Max

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  8. Stephen Le says:

    John Ashcroft?

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