The Economics and the Ethics of Constitutional Order

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University of Michigan Press, 1991 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
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Nobel Laureate James Buchanan questions how people can live together in peace, prosperity, and justice
  

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Contents

The Domain of Constitutional Political Economy
3
A Reemphasis
19
The Politicization of Market Failure
67
Contractarian Political Economy and Constitutional
81
Prolegomena for a Strategy of Constitutional
89
Achieving Economic Reform
99
The Ethics of Constitutional Order
153
Economic Interdependence and the Work Ethic
159
Economic Origins of Ethical Constraints
179
The Gauthier Enterprise
195
Shackle and a Lecture in Pittsburgh
217
Constructivism Cognition and Value
231
The Potential and the Limits of Socially Organized
239
Author Index
253
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James M. Buchanan is emeritus professor and advisory general director of the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and emeritus professor from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

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