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On Treating Like Cases Alike
By Anthony de Jasay
This article appeared in the Summer 1999 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Should government be bound by a constitution that upholds equality before the law consistently, or should it allow case-by-case favoritism? In their ambitious book, Politics by Principle, Not Interest, Nobel laureate economist James Buchanan and co-author Roger Congleton argue that only the former will do, yet implementation of their favored approach must overcome daunting challenges.



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Volume 4 Number 1
Summer 1999

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