Since its publication in 1962, James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock’s foundational work of public choice and constitutional economics has accumulated roughly 12,500 citations on Google Scholar. The book’s insights about the study of democratic political processes are invaluable for analyzing a wide variety of rule-changing proposals, such as abolishing the Electoral College voting for U.S. president candidates or adopting state-level changes in the method of allocating such votes.

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