It’s easier for individuals to escape domination when they can choose among multiple, overlapping systems of governance. An illuminating example is the case of women in nineteenth-century America.

Jayme Lemke is senior fellow in the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
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Other Independent Review articles by Jayme Lemke
Fall 2023 Karen Vaughn: Building an Austrian Approach to Public Choice
Fall 2023 Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and U.S. Public Policy
Fall 2017 Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography