On Rent Thinking and the Corruption of Republican Government
By James A. Montanye
This article appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of The Independent Review


Republican government has degenerated into a tyranny of temporary voting majorities that systematically pursue private gain through political means. Despite cries for “reform,” however, there is no evident desire to abandon the present system of redistributive government.

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