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Buchanan on Heraclitian Vespers


  • James M. Buchanan


Viewed retrospectively, the early research program in public choice was intellectually exciting, and especially as that program found its institutional home in Blacksburg, Virginia, in the 1970s and 1980s. The time was ripe for such a scientific development, and the events of the 1960s gave impetus to particular thrusts of the still-emerging research agenda. Copyright 2004 American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

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  • James M. Buchanan, 2004. "Buchanan on Heraclitian Vespers," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 63(1), pages 263-271, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ajecsc:v:63:y:2004:i:1:p:263-271

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    1. Stringham, Edward Peter, 2011. "Embracing morals in economics: The role of internal moral constraints in a market economy," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 78(1), pages 98-109.

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