Too often the legacy of political economist Gordon Tullock is conflated with that of his early writing partner (and later Nobel laureate) James M. Buchanan. One reason is that Tullock rarely mentioned that his own research program—and even his basic starting point—departed from the aims and approach of his former collaborator.

Richard E. Wagner is Hobart R. Hobart Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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