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Gordon Tullock Celebration of his Research

Gordon Tullock Celebration of his Research

A conference on Gordon Tullock's economic, political, and legal research is being held in Founders Hall of George Mason's Arlington Campus on Friday October 2 and Saturday October 3, 2015. Gordon Tullock was one of the founders of the field of research that came to be called Public Choice. He was coauthor of one of the most important books in the field, the Calculus of Consent (with Nobel Prize winner James Buchanan). The conference provides an overview of his innovative research program and assesses its impact on the fields of economics, law, and political science.

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Donald J. Boudreaux: Counting his blessings

Donald J. Boudreaux: Counting his blessings

"[I]'ve already lived a life far more rich, comfortable and worry free than did the vast majority of my ancestors," reflects Donald Boudreaux in a TribLIVE opinion piece. "My good fortune of having been born in the post-World War II United States alone makes me one of the luckiest human beings ever to draw a breath."

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Why Donald Trump is Winning

Why Donald Trump is Winning

In a Washington Post Wonkblog piece on the success of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, Bryan Caplan identifies ‘anti-foreign’ sentiment as a likely factor.

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The struggle for economic liberty

The struggle for economic liberty

Here’s my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver’s license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator? Put another way: If you wish to hire the services of such a person, what right does a third party have to prevent that exchange?

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Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

The OZY site’s profile of Alex Tabarrok, faculty member in the Department of Economics and director, Center for the Study of Public Choice, terms him “a philosopher king of modern libertarian zeitgeist” and describes his ability for bringing the message of libertarianism to a wider audience.

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A 'Liberal Plea' in Intercollegiate Review

A 'Liberal Plea' in Intercollegiate Review

The Intercollegiate Review site features an article by Daniel Klein, faculty member in the Department of Economics, who invokes “Game of Thrones,” Google’s ngram analysis, and economic history to argue against the liberal use of the word, “liberal.”

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End Ban on U.S. Oil Exports, Recommends Boudreaux

End Ban on U.S. Oil Exports, Recommends Boudreaux

On the Philly.com website, Donald Boudreaux, faculty member in the Department of Economics and senior fellow, Center for the Study of Public Choice, urges the end to restrictions on the export of American oil, arguing that lifting the ban would spur production of American crude oil and investment in energy development.

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