Chapter

Liberty and Public Choice Theory

A. B. Atkinson

in Public Economics in Action

Published in print October 1996 | ISBN: 9780198292166
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292163.003.0004

Series: The Lindahl Lectures

 Liberty and Public Choice Theory

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People may bring to bear a wide range of principles when evaluating proposals for reform; they may also take account of the way in which the policy is actually performed. This chapter considers a plurality of objectives, including those of a non‐welfarist kind. It considers the political economy of redistribution.

Keywords: liberty; political economy; redistribution; social security; taxation; welfare economics

Chapter.  9517 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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