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The Resource Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream, John Attanasio

Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream, John Attanasio

Label
Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream
Title
Politics and capital
Title remainder
auctioning the American dream
Statement of responsibility
John Attanasio
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about good government, especially an ethical and fair government and constitution. It has five key ideas. Understanding these ideas is critical to addressing the problems besetting the American political and economic systems. First, the book proposes the new principle of distributive autonomy to guarantee first-order rights. The principle sharply contrasts with modern, individualistic libertarian ideas. Good governance must be centrally concerned with the distribution of freedom for all. If your own autonomy matters, so does everyone else's. Valuing the autonomy of others is authentic autonomy. A core aspect of ethical governance must value the autonomy of everyone. Second, the book demonstrates how the campaign finance cases violate distributive autonomy and completely subvert the American system of government. Third, the book deploys Thomas Piketty's data to correlate the campaign finance cases with the dramatic rise in wealth and particularly income inequality in the United States. Fourth, the book demonstrates that the distorted allocation of income has adversely affected the centrally important demand curve of the American economy, which may be helping to drive economic stagnation and the debt overhang. Fifth, the book concludes that political freedom, in the sense of distributive autonomy, is necessary for participatory democracy and that participatory democracy may be a necessary condition to sustain long-term, prosperous capitalism." -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Attanasio, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Law
  • Campaign funds
  • Law and economics
  • Libertarianism
  • Distributive justice
  • Campaign funds
  • Distributive justice
  • Law and economics
  • Law
  • Law
  • Libertarianism
  • United States
Label
Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream, John Attanasio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distributive autonomy and the foundational problem of campaign finance -- Distributive autonomy : an introductory essay -- The direct judicial protection of property right -- The Carolene products paradigm of participatory democracy -- The Buckley constitution and the strong libertarian paradigm of American politics -- A stronger libertarian paradigm and the death of the New Deal Constitution -- Philosophical ruminations : the tension between liberty and equality -- The principle of distributive autonomy -- Distributive autonomy, the Constitution, and campaign finance -- Distributive autonomy, democracy, and capital -- Income and wealth disparities, and the demand curve
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780190847029
Lccn
2017041361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1002419181
Label
Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream, John Attanasio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distributive autonomy and the foundational problem of campaign finance -- Distributive autonomy : an introductory essay -- The direct judicial protection of property right -- The Carolene products paradigm of participatory democracy -- The Buckley constitution and the strong libertarian paradigm of American politics -- A stronger libertarian paradigm and the death of the New Deal Constitution -- Philosophical ruminations : the tension between liberty and equality -- The principle of distributive autonomy -- Distributive autonomy, the Constitution, and campaign finance -- Distributive autonomy, democracy, and capital -- Income and wealth disparities, and the demand curve
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780190847029
Lccn
2017041361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1002419181

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