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.

Other Independent Review articles by Anthony de Jasay
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    Fall 2006   When Fair Is Not Just and Just Is Not Fair
    Winter 2005   Liberalism, Loose or Strict
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