James Buchanan

James Buchanan, founder of Public Choice theory and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics, died last night.  More than any other, his theory makes sense for me of the political decision making I observe every day.

Buchanan was a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and emeritus professor of economic philosophy and constitutional economics at George Mason University.  His contribution to economic and political theory was immense, and he will be missed.

Julie Tisdale / City and County Policy Analyst

Julie Tisdale is City and County Policy Analyst at the John Locke Foundation. Before coming to the Locke Foundation as the research publications coordinator, she worked at the...

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