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James Buchanan Awarded National Humanities Medal

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My GMU colleague James Buchanan [2] is among the 2006 recipients of the White House’s National Humanities Medal [3].  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 [4].