Politics by Principle, not Interest

Politics by Principle, not Interest
Politics by Principle, not Interest

From the description of the book “Politics by Principle, not Interest” (1998) by James Buchanan and Roger Congleton.

“The very logic of majority rule implies unequal treatment or discrimination. If left unconstrained, majority coalitions will promote the interests of their own members at the expense of other persons. This book focuses on the effects of applying a generality constraint on the political process. Under this requirement, majorities would be constitutionally prohibited from treating different persons and groups differently. The generality principle is familiar in that all persons are to be treated equally. In summary, this book extends the generality norm to politics. Continue reading “Politics by Principle, not Interest”