Government Failure: A Primer in Public Choice

Government Failure: A Primer in Public Choice

Gordon Tullock Arthur Seldon Gordon L. Brady / Oct 14, 2019

Government Failure A Primer in Public Choice This book provides a much needed introduction to public choice thought and public policy by three acknowledged leaders in the field

  • Title: Government Failure: A Primer in Public Choice
  • Author: Gordon Tullock Arthur Seldon Gordon L. Brady
  • ISBN: 9781930865204
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book provides a much needed introduction to public choice thought and public policy by three acknowledged leaders in the field.

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    1. Public Choice is a fancy economic expression that used to go by the name common sense or by ‘healthy skepticism’ earlier. But bringing it into formal theory has been a commendable accomplishment. Tullock’s essays in the first part are indeed a good primer as the book’s title claims. But after that the second and third authors rapidly takes it from healthy skepticism to an almost neurotic revulsion of government, even going so far as to predict the coming anarchy. The intro might turn you [...]


    2. Didn't know a lot about the subject, so I got this as a basic overview. However, it was *so* basic that there was really nothing in it i hadn't already learned from reading wiki pages and marginalrevolution


    3. Interesting Quotes:"[T]he U.S. Congress has voted for itself large staffs, offices conveniently located in their home district, franking privileges (free postage), and so on. The value of these elaborate privileges to members of Congress is probably five or six times the campaign contributions they receive. To a large extent these prerequisites of office are used to campaign for reelection and provide powerful protection for incumbents. FN 3"FN 3: "The case may very well be that Congress is will [...]


    4. The first half of this book is an excellent overview of public choice theory by one of its founders, Gordon Tullock. The second half of the book, not written by Tullock, consists of a series of chapters purporting to apply public choice theory to different topics (such as international trade and environmental policy). These chapters are pretty lousy and much of the analysis is out of date (for example, the chapter on the Internet contains a discussion of how the use of vs domains will lead to [...]


    5. Ottimo saggio sulla Public Choice, la teoria della scelta delle persone nell'ambito del bene pubblico.E' suddiviso in tre sezioni, la prima generale/teorica, le altre due relative alla public choice applicata alle scelte politiche ed economiche in USA e UK.Per questo la lettura tende a perdere un po' di interesse, per quanto comunque di alto livello.Il libro è comunque un brutto colpo alla nostra fiducia nello Stato e nella Politica, ma è innegabile che sia pertinente e molto aderente alla rea [...]


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