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Elinor Ostrom
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Economist
    (August 7, 1933-June 12, 2012)
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    First woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics (2009)
    BA, MA, PhD in Political Science, all from UCLA
    Won for her studies on how groups of people, especially in rural areas, pool their resources and interact with their ecosystems
    Wrote more than 30 books including; 'Foundations of Social Capital,' 'Institutions, Ecosystems, and Sustainability,' and 'Community Organizations and the Provision of Police Services'
    Has over 300 journal articles, book chapters, and formal presentations credited to her
    Her education is in political science and not economics.
    Her work has been ignored by the very people who need to read it the most: government and business leaders.
    Her writing is incredibly convoluted and complex.
    She won the Nobel Prize for demonstrating that small groups, like tribes and families, utilize resources better than large groups like government and big companies.
    She simultaneously holds down teaching positions at Indiana University and Arizona State.
    She was also the first woman to win the Johan Skyette and the William H. Riker prizes.
    She doesn't whine about sexism, she just goes out and kicks men's butts.
    She is a great role model for young women everywhere.

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    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 96 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
 
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