The Political Economy of James Buchanan; Inscribed by Buchanan to his Assistant
The Political Economy of James Buchanan.
Reisman, David (James M. Buchanan).$475.00
Item Number: 33036
College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1990.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by James Buchanan in the year of publication on the title page, “To Betty, Greetings James M. Buchanan Fairfax 22 Feb 90.” The recipient, Betty H. Tillman, was his assistant for 46 years and was the second person Buchanan phoned on October 16, 1986 (after his wife, Ann) when he learned he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics (see Buchanan, ‘Notes on Nobelity,’ in Better than Plowing: And Other Personal Essays, University of Chicago Press 1992). Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
This work by David Reisman is a survey of the political economy of James Buchanan seeking to explain his theories in detail and evaluate them in depth, covering topics such as the constitution and its failure, democracy, operational rules for the constitution and economics.