We gratefully acknowledge the support of everybody who put up with us during the writing of this book. You know who you are, but we especially single out our wives, Leslie Fort and Nikki Winfree.
We always see further standing on the shoulders of giants. Fort especially thanks Roger Noll and James Quirk for their good-natured and tireless mentorship through the years.
The book is much better than it could ever have been, thanks to our reviewers, Raymond Sauer, John Siegfried, and Dennis Coates. They all kept us on both the economic straight and narrow and provided food for thought in honing our analysis.
Finally, although she shuns this recognition, our ideas would never have met the printed page without the cheerful and expert hand of our editor at Stanford University Press, Margo Beth Fleming. Thanks Margo, you’re the tops.