The Best of the OLL No. 15: Anthony de Jasay, “Liberalism and Democracy” (1985) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2013). https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2489,
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This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This essay is by the Anglo-Hungarian economist Anthony de Jasay on the political economy of modern democracy in which he discusses the in-built tendency for democracies to expand the power and scope of the state into satisfy the needs of the dominant constituencies which get politicians reelected to office.
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