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Thinking of Jim Buchanan

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With the passing of Jim Buchanan, it’s a good time to listen to this EconTalk episode with Don [2] on public debt where he draws on Buchanan’s work or this one [3] where I use Buchanan’s insights into specialization and Adam Smith to talk about trade.

I wish I had managed to get him on EconTalk. We tried a few times but it fell through. In two weeks, Pete Boettke will be a guest on EconTalk talking about his new book, Living Economics. We’ve already taped it–the interview begins with Pete giving a summary of Buchanan’s contributions.