Economics: Between Predictive Science and Moral Philosophy
More than any previous single book, this volume is a comprehensive overview of the work of James M. Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Laureate in economic science. The twenty-six contributions in it are particularly informative of Buchanan's work from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s.
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