Last year, the Mercatus Center and the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Order sponsored a conference to honor the contributions of James M. Buchanan to economics, political economy, and social philosophy. The papers from that conference have been published in a special edition of Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization dedicated to Professor James Buchanan.
Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University Kenneth Button shares the story of how air cargo deregulation in the 1970s paved the way for low-cost, reliable overnight shipping, which in turn allowed for groundbreaking new e-commerce businesses like Amazon and eBay. These innovations enable everyone to get their presents on time for the holidays – almost as fast as delivery by Santa himself!
Please join us for lunch with Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Jason Fichtner to discuss pro-growth policy options. He’ll also address the research and ideas Mercatus shares with policymakers in order to advance the debate on economic issues.