James Buchanan's Work
By David Henderson
There’s a lot of buzz on the Internet lately (see here for my recent commentary on Sam Tanenhaus’s review) about the recent book by Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. MacLean sees economist James M. Buchanan as the key figure in the rise of the “radical right.” One of the things that those of us who know Buchanan’s work well have been saying, on Facebook and elsewhere, is that Ms. MacLean doesn’t seem to know his work well. Which is a pity because she presumably spent at least months and probably years researching his work.
If only there were a way for people to read some of Jim’s many books without having to spend a small fortune.
Fortunately, there is. Liberty Fund has made many of his books available electronically for free. See here, browse through, and enjoy reading the works of this remarkable man.
HT2 Art Carden.
P.S. For a quick look at who James Buchanan was, see my brief bio of him in The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.