By Robert Higgs | Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 4:37 PM PST | Comments Off on Public Choice Analysis a Scheme for Imposing Racist Oligarchy on the USA? Preposterous!
Public choice analysis shows, among many other things, that organized political interests will tend to dominate the political process at the expense of the unorganized members of society. This is not a claim that “the rich” will necessarily dominate “the poor” in the political process, although the rich obviously have an advantage in influencing...
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Tags: Democracy in Chains, James Buchanan, Nancy MacLean, Political Economy, public choice, Robert Higgs, special interests
By Robert Higgs | Thursday March 9, 2017 at 2:59 PM PST | Comments Off on Politics without Romance? Yes and No
James Buchanan, a pioneer in the development of public choice, viewed his approach to the study of government and politics as the analysis of “politics without romance.” But Jim couldn’t really live without the romance, and no sooner had he expelled it out the front door than he let it in the back door,...
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Tags: Constitution, James Buchanan, judges, Political Economy, Robert Higgs