I was fortunate to have a class with James Buchanan my first semester as a graduate student at George Mason University. Unfortunately, it was the year after he had been awarded the Nobel prize, and he was still doing a lot of traveling and speaking. He wasn’t around nearly enough to suit me at the time. Still, I have learned a lot from Prof. Buchanan, both through the class, through his writings, through his former students, through their writings, and from his participation in the regular Public Choice lectures – both when he presented and when he sat in the audience and asked the right questions.
Prof. Buchanan is ninety-one years old today. Happy Birthday!
(HT to Cafe Hayek.)