James M. Buchanan won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. Professor Buchanan got his start with a B.A. from Middle Tennessee State College in 1940, followed by an M.S. from the University of Tennessee in 1941. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in 1948, he held teaching positions at the University of Virginia, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Among the many influential books he has written are The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy (1962) with Gordon Tullock; Cost and Choice (1969); The Limits of Liberty (1975); and Liberty, Market, and State (1985); and his autobiography, Better than Plowing and Other Personal Essays (1992). Most recently he published with Roger Congleton Politics by Principle, Not Interest.
Judge Alex Kozinski is circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He served in the Office of Counsel to the President (1981) and at the Merit Systems Protection Board (1981–82). He also was a judge in the United States Claims Court from 1982 to 1985.
Steven A. Engel is law clerk to Judge Kozinski. Mr. Engle has a J.D. from Yale University awarded in 2000.
Roger Pilon is the founder and director of the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies. Pilon's writings have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Legal Times, National Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Notre Dame Law Review, Stanford Law & Policy Review, Texas Review of Law & Politics, and elsewhere. He has appeared, among other places, on ABC's “Nightline,” CBS's “60 Minutes II,” National Public Radio, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and