Was Your High School Civics Teacher Right After All?
Donald Wittmans The Myth of Democratic Failure
By Donald J. Boudreaux
In his 1995 book The Myth of Democratic Failure, economist Donald Wittman argues that policies pursued by democratic governments efficiently promote the welfare of all citizens. Although Wittman offers much insight and logically sound argument, his book is fatally flawed by his uncritical use of the analogy between private-property markets and politics.
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