Arbitration

The Catallarchicon is over, and we're returning to our home bases. I had a great time trying to figure out step #2 in our plan (see below) and generally running amok with my colleagues. One of my favorite moments of the trip: we met some of the GMU economics faculty and were discussing where to go for lunch. Bryan Caplan, Tyler Cowen, and Robin Hanson favored Chinese food. James Buchanan preferred Italian. Caplan pointed out that they'd had Italian for lunch earlier in the week. Buchanan simply pointed to the Nobel hanging on his chest and said "I guess it's Italian, then." Case closed.

(Just so that Buchanan doesn't get a bad reputation, this story isn't entirely accurate. He really wanted Mexican. Or maybe I made his presence up in the first place. I can't remember exactly, but it's one of those two.)

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