James Buchanan Awarded National Humanities Medal

by Don Boudreaux on November 9, 2006

in Current Affairs

My GMU colleague James Buchanan is among the 2006 recipients of the White House’s National Humanities Medal.  This award is both much-deserved and most-appropriate: no living economist has done as much as Jim to ground economics in the humanities — to show that economics, properly and wisely done, is not a species of social engineering but the core of the science of understanding that human society is organic.

Here’s the report on the award in today’s Washington Post.


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