Public Choice at the Little Bighorn
History professors have long portrayed Custer’s stand at the Little Bighorn River in terms of the managerial quirks and personality flaws of the central characters. The discussion in Evan Connell’s (1984) book, Son of the Morning Star, illuminates the Last Stand in terms of economic incentives. In this paper we argue that Custer’s legendary Last Stand offers economics instructors with an extraordinary opportunity to pique students’ interest in the public choice paradigm.
|Date of creation:||Jan 1993|
|Date of revision:||Jan 1994|
|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Economic Education 25 no. 2 (1995): 135-36.|
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