Gordon Tullock, 1922-2014
By Bryan Caplan
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.