James Buchanan as Intellectual Entrepreneur

ALEX TABARROK
THE JOURNAL OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE 30.2 (2015): 111-115

Abstract: James M. Buchanan led the revolution that dethroned the benevolent dictator assumption. Revolutions, however, are rarely the product of ideas alone. They take planning, strategy, funding, and a cadre of like-minded individuals who attract others to the cause. In leading the revolution, Buchanan had to be more than a scholar; he also had to be an intellectual entrepreneur.