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Volume 21  Number 4  •  Spring 2017
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Constitutional Drift and Political Dysfunction
Underappreciated Maladies of the Political Commons
By Alexander William Salter
This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Political bargaining among political elites often creates tensions that cause informal decision-making norms to break away from their original constitutional moorings. Government fiscal crises are an illuminating example of this dysfunctional dynamic.

Other Independent Review articles by Alexander William Salter
    Spring 2018   The Political Economy of Public Debt
    Winter 2017   Some Political Economy of Monetary Rules
    Winter 2016   Asteroid Mining 101
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