Beyond Politics The Roots of Government Failure

ISBN-10: 1598130420

ISBN-13: 9781598130423

Edition: 2011

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Description: Providing students of economics, politics, and policy with a concise explanation of public choice, markets, property, and political and economic processes, this record identifies what kinds of actions are beyond the ability of government. Combining public choice with studies of the value of property rights, markets, and institutions, this account produces a much different picture of modern political economy than the one accepted by mainstream political scientists and welfare economists. It demonstrates that when citizens request that their governments do more than it is possible, net benefits are reduced, costs are increased, and wealth and freedom are diminished. Solutions are also suggested with the goal to improve the lot of those who should be the ultimate sovereigns in a democracy: the citizens.

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Independent Institute, The
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Illustrations and Tables
Preface
Introduction
Market Failures and Political Solutions: Orthodoxy
Market Failure and Government Intervention: The View from Welfare Economics
Political Presuppositions of the Idealized State
In Dispraise of Politics: Some Public Choice
Undemocratic Side of Democracy
Pathological Politics: The Anatomy of Government Failure
Politics of Free and Forced Rides: Providing Public Goods
Understanding Property, Markets, the Firm, and the Law
Private Property and Public Choice
Rediscovering Markets, Competition, and the Firm
Public Choice and the Law
Case Studies in the Anatomy of Government Failure
Political Pursuit of Private Gain: Producer-Rigged Markets
Political Pursuit of Private Gain: Consumer Protection
Political Pursuit of Private Gain: Government Exploitation
Political Pursuit of Private Gain: Government Schools and Mediocrity
Political Pursuit of Private Gain: Environmental Goods
Political Pursuit of Private Gain: Coercive Redistribution
Micro-Politics of Macro-Instability
Political Implications of Public Choice
Creating a Climate for Liberty
Index
About the Author
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