I am saddened to report that the great Gordon Tullock, professor emeritus at GMU econ and law, has died.  While I often disagreed with him, everything he wrote is worth reading.  Start with this excellent compendium.  Unlike many “interdisciplinary” economists, Tullock was a genuine polymath; his knowledge of history was especially impressive. 

Personally, Tullock often outraged and offended others, but I found his deadpan iconoclasm most endearing.  He may be the most forthright man I ever met.  What a guy.

P.S. It’s not too late for the Nobel committee to award its first posthumous Nobel.  If anyone deserved it, Gordon did.