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The Myth of Democratic Failure

Why Political Institutions Are Efficient (American Politics and Political Economy Series)

by Donald A. Wittman

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political economy,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science / Democracy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9477494M
    ISBN 100226904237
    ISBN 109780226904238

    This book is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions. Mack shows that religions are A preeminent scholar explores the evolution of the Christian worldview and argues that it no longer offers a satisfactory vision for our democratic /5. In his book The Myth of Democratic Failure, economist Donald Wittman argues that policies pursued by democratic governments efficiently promote the welfare of all gh Wittman offers much insight and logically sound argument, his book is fatally flawed by his uncritical use of the analogy between private-property markets and politics.

      The consequence is the destruction of a credible political discourse without which democracy cannot exist. James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans, made the point in his political essay “The American Democrat.”The vitality of America’s democracy, said Cooper, is the capacity of its citizens to tell the truth, speak, and think without cant.   Shutterstock Let’s look a little closer, suggests Michael Booth, a Brit who has lived in Denmark for many years, in his new book, “The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the.

    II. The Myth of Democratic Failure Caplan also asserts that citizen irrationality contributes to democratic failure. To explain his position, he builds on the work of economist Daniel Wittman. Wittman challenges three common explanations for democratic failure to demonstrate that democracies work efficiently. These are: “extreme. Bernie feeds this myth and relies on it for political reasons. He needs the myth as a candidate. The reality is that the 1% is as fractured as the rest of the country. The Tom Steyers, Warren Buffetts, Bill Gates, and George Soros types are hardly an oligarchy.


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Wittman refutes one of the cornerstone beliefs of economics and political science: that economic markets are more efficient than the processes and institutions of democratic government. Volume 2, Article 28 () In The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, Bryan Caplan attempts to forge a new direction for public choice theory by arguing that, contrary to accepted belief, voters make irrational political hout his book, Caplan refers to particular anti-economic biases amongst citizens, which he feels challenge the commonly held.

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