By Geoffrey Brennan (auth.), Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Brennan, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kliemt, Prof. Dr. Robert D. Tollison (eds.)
This Festschrift was once "presented" in digital shape to Buchanan at the party of his 80th birthday on October three, 1999, after dinner in Fairfax, Virginia. As one may need anticipated, the reaction to our demand papers was once vo luminous. In taking a look over the numerous contributions, we felt "published" Festschrift was once additionally attainable and becoming for the 80th birthday of so prodi gious and influential a pupil as Professor Buchanan. subsequently we now have assembled the next quantity. In deciding on the papers to be integrated the following we've got essentially attempted to decide on these papers which ultimately endure on Buchanan's contributions. completely stable papers approximately matters now not relating to Buchanan's examine schedule or no longer referring on to Buchanan's paintings weren't incorporated. house constraints didn't enable common insurance, so offerings needed to be made. it may be acknowledged sincerely that those have been our offerings according to the criterion that the contribution be appropriate to Buchanan's paintings. Buchanan had not anything whatever to do with the choice of papers for this quantity. as soon as offerings have been made, we prepared the papers through material starting from a number of elements of Buchanan's paintings in economics, political technology, philosophy, and similar parts, to a couple extra own memories of Jim as a professor, buddy, and colleague. together with the latter fabric was once additionally our selection, and this most likely represents a decision with which Jim do not need agreed. we predict, even though, that the reader will locate those items fascinating and informative.