“However, not many, perhaps, were aware that the serial was commissioned with a serious political purpose: to popularise public choice theory. It is because it succeeded spectacularly that Jay received a knighthood in 1988.”There are numerous interesting points in the obituary, for instance:
In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe was said to be a No 1 fan.Enclosed is Tyler Cowen's earlier Conversation with Margalit Fox, senior obituary writer for The New York Times
Sociology vs. economics
The FOI act does not afford sufficient protection to public servants
"Using a false Social Security number is a crime -- but is it a crime 'of moral turpitude'?" Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."