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10% less democracy : why you should trust elites a little more and the masses a little less

Author: Garett Jones
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020] ©2020
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During the 2016 presidential election, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders argued that elites were hurting the economy. But, drawing together evidence and theory from across economics, political science, and even finance, Garett Jones says otherwise. In '10% Less Democracy', he makes the case that the richest, most democratic nations would be better off if they slightly reduced accountability to the voting public,  Read more...
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Jones, Garett.
10% less democracy.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019017660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garett Jones
ISBN: 9781503603578 1503603571
OCLC Number: 1086085279
Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the source of my idea --
The big benefits of a small dose of democracy --
Longer terms, braver politicians --
Central bank "independence" --
The 2% solution --
This chapter does not apply to your country --
Bondholders as a separate and coequal branch of government --
Jonathan Rauch, prophet of political realism --
The hard case of the European Union --
Singapore : flourishing with 50% less democracy --
Conclusion : buying the right dose of democracy.
Other Titles: 10 percent less democracy
Ten percent less democracy
Responsibility: Garett Jones.

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Democracy is a matter of degree, and this book offers mainstream empirical evidence that shows how rich democracies would be better off with a few degrees less of it.  Read more...

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