Okay, well maybe it is not quite THAT simple, but here's the story.
Political myopia, special interests, transitional gains traps.... But Leighton and Lopez offer some hope for how the stasis of public choice can be overcome.
The book links politics and economics in theory and practice to better understand current events and policies in the United States.
Excellent review of political and economic thought and how it travels through society and becomes "common knowledge". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles D. Evans
Amazingly well-written tour of influence of economic ideas on public policy. Not perfection, but a very good treatment of the issues. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dow Jones
Okay, well maybe it is not quite THAT simple, but here's the story. Madmen (those who have original ideas, whether in or outside of academia) think up some new idea - deregulating... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kevin Currie-Knight
I highly recommend Wayne Leighton and Edward Lopez’s Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers to anyone who wants to better understand political change, intellectual history... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mike Mertens
This is an excellent book that is rich with content and context. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in ideas and political change.Published on March 18, 2013 by Kenneth R Crumpler
I found this book to be difficult to follow and often times difficult to read. I personally had a dificult time getting into this book.Published on March 13, 2013 by John T. Ayers
this taught me things. I love learning things. But in all seriousness this is very well written and if you have any interest in what you read in the title or summary then get the... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Ekonomik intalektual
Written in a lucid and even breezy fashion, the book covers a great deal of the history of thought in regard to political economy, leading up to the emergence of "public choice"... Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by MT57
Madmen is an excellent treatise on the often misunderstood marriage of politics and economics. Written in an easy-to-understand style, it makes economics concepts interesting and... Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Greg Ameringer