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Public Choice and Political Leadership
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Winter 1997 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

That individuals act the same in public and private life is a useful assumption in public choice analysis, but it shouldn’t blind us to the basic truth that decent people do not seek political power over others.



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