The Legacy of James M. Buchanan at Middle Tennessee State University: A Response to Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains

The Legacy of James M. Buchanan at Middle Tennessee State University: A Response to Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains

March 11 2021

By Daniel J. Smith[1]

In a provocative book, Democracy in Chains, Duke University historian Professor Nancy MacLean places Nobel laureate and MTSU alum James M. Buchanan at the center of an effort to undermine democratic institutions and preserve the political power of white ...

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Five Issues to Consider with Dr. Daniel Smith

Five Issues to Consider with Dr. Daniel Smith

March 2 2021

By Dr. Daniel J. Smith, PERI Director

As policies, regulations, and conditions rapidly change in our society today, several pressing developments merit closer examination. As an economics scholar, I encourage you to pay close attention to these issues as state and federal lawmakers move swiftly to make significa...

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Another Overlooked Day for Celebrating Freedom: The End of American Slavery

Another Overlooked Day for Celebrating Freedom: The End of American Slavery

June 23 2020
PERI Commentary

By John Vile, Ph.D.

Beginning in 1942, Richard Robert Wright Sr. (1855-1947), a former slave who became a military officer, a college president, and a banker, laid an annual wreath at the Lib...

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