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James M. Buchanan

James M. Buchanan is a Nobel Prize winning economist widely recognized for his work in the field of public choice theory and constitutional economics.

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Italian Fiscal Theorists

by James M. Buchanan on Aug 15, 2008

Italian scholars’ contributions to politics and economics include critical theoretical work on tax analysis, state authority, and public spending.

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The Real James Buchanan

featuring Richard E. Wagner, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 6, 2017

Richard E. Wagner joins us for a discussion on life and thought of James M. Buchanan, who was one of the founders of public choice theory.

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Buchanan, James M. (1919-2013)

by Peter T. Leeson on Aug 15, 2008

One of the leading economists of the last century, James M. Buchanan was one of the founders of the public choice theory of economics.

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The Road to Serfdom

featuring Daniel Yergin, Edward H. Crane, James M. Buchanan, & Leonard P. Liggio on Mar 10, 2004
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Tullock, Gordon

by Paul Dragos Aligica on Aug 15, 2008

Gordon Tullock contributed to the start of the public choice school of economics and countered status-quo arguments about the role of government in the market.

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Rawls, John (1921-2002)

by Will Wilkinson on Aug 15, 2008

John Rawls was a political theorist who revived interest in the field. Though not libertarian, his work can be interpreted in support of some free-market ideas.

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What’s the Economic Meaning of Cost?

by Sanford Ikeda on Jan 24, 2019

Often, the meaning of cost varies when you ask different people who are part of the same single transaction. 

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Interventionism

by Sanford Ikeda on Aug 15, 2008

Government interventionist policies are aimed to solve perceived problems of the completely free market but often result in harmful over-regulation.

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Constitutionalism

by Timothy Sandefur on Aug 15, 2008

Constitutionalism binds the government to a pre-decided set of rules and is favored as a form of limiting government expansion.

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Reader’s Forum: On Spontaneous Order

by Various Authors on Dec 1, 1982

Literature of Liberty readers, writers, and reviewers engage in a roundtable discussion of spontaneous order.

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The Hayek Bibliography

by Various Authors on Dec 1, 1982

Literature of Liberty’s attempt to produce a full bibliography of works by, about, and relevant to Friedrich Hayek.

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The Literature of Liberty

by Tom G. Palmer on Feb 4, 1998

Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.