Gordon Tullock, like Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises, understood omo economicus as a purposive agent for whom choice is open-ended, rather than a close-ended decision to maximize given ends using given means. Both scholars also held that the proper goal of the social scientist is to explore how various institutional settings influence human action.
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