Etceteras . . .
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Spring 1996 issue of The Independent Review


With its bitingly cynical descriptions of majority rule and rational ignorance, Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary exposed the warts of democracy decades before public choice scholars dissected them.

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    Summer 2015   Gross Domestic Product—an Index of Economic Welfare or a Meaningless Metric?
    Spring 2015   Compassion—a Critical Factor for Attaining and Maintaining a Free Society
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