?-Rated Economists Thursday Weblogging: Did James Buchanan Live in the Twentieth Century at All?
An economist deeply focused on public policy and politics. A Virginian living in the twentieth century. And yet as I scan through his collected works…
There are two references to "Lyndon Johnson"--one to his refusal to follow his economic advisors' advice to shrink aggregate demand in 1967-8, and a second to "the redistributionist zeal of Lyndon Johnson's 'Great Society'…"
There is one reference to "voting rights" advocating the removal of the franchise from public employees:
There are two references to "African", both of them citations to G.F. Thirby in the South African Journal of Economics:
And there are 29 references to "black"--28 of them references to Duncan Black, author of The Theory of Committees and Elections, and one a reference to black ink on white paper:
My mind is officially blown...