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Constitutions and budgeting: why don’t we observe more pre-commitment?

A popular academic theory of constitutions holds that constitutions serve to commit the polity across time. Knowing that we are likely to try to impose majority will on minorities in the future, we tie our collective hands to limit the damage that can be done to individual and community rights. Knowing that we are likely

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Published on April 10, 2010
Author:          Filed under: budget, hp, Tom Ginsburg