Are the problems of democracies and majorities really new and arcane for anyone? We learn about the Bill of Rights at a very early age. Limiting majoritarianism addresses a very old and well known problem and is not a part of some vast right wing conspiracy.
The Economist and a string of others are strangely resistant to public choice analysis, as the many discussions of the elixir of Pigouvian taxes indicates.
I do not get it. Are we to maintain a blind faith in the ability of elected officials to somehow divine the “public will”? And do so while maintaining a near-virginal innocence? And these are the people we see in the news all day?
How obsessed and blinkered a statist does one have to be to go on living and believing that way?
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