Buchanan attended Jesuit-run Gonzaga College High School and Jesuit affiliated Georgetown University. Brown attended the Jesuit-run St. Ignatius College Preparatory and then he entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary, intending to become a Catholic priest.
McLaughlin attended Jesuit-run Boston College and actually entered the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church as an ordained a priest.
As great as their debating skills are, Jesuits are, generally, not so good when it comes to understanding economics, even Buchanan falls into the protectionist trade camp, though he is generally free market oriented.
But, the closer you get to the Jesuit core, the more advocacy of central planning you see.
Tom DiLorenzo writes:
American Jesuits, most of whom seem to be Marxist ideologues hiding behind priest's collars, have produced a "faith budget" that argues for an even larger welfare state. Here is one cheerleader from Loyola University New Orleans expressing his welfare statist dreams. They seem to have no conception (or do not care) of how welfare statism crowds out private charity of the type the Church is supposed to be involved in.When it comes to debate the Jesuits put on a good show, but when it comes to economics, you are much better off studying the Spanish scholastics and the early-French Catholic students of economics Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot and Étienne Bonnot de Condillac,and then Frédéric Bastiat and Jean Baptiste Say .