Politics and capital : auctioning the American dream / John Attanasio. [electronic resource]

Attanasio, John [Browse]
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Using both theoretical methods and practical political analysis, this work shows how recent Supreme Court decisions and campaign finance regulations map onto a pernicious and growing inequality in America. John Attanasio puts forward a novel solution grounded in a new principle of personal autonomy. The solution Attanasio proposes is the principle of 'distributive autonomy,' sharply contrasting it with the individualism of modern libertarian ideas, which have given rise to the radical inequality that reduces, rather than enhances, autonomy. A profound synthesis of theory and practice, politics and capital is crucial to understanding the ominous political and economic problems besetting 21st century America.
Previously issued in print: 2018.
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  • Distributive autonomy and the foundational problem of campaign finance
  • Distributive autonomy : an introductory essay
  • The direct judicial protection of property rights
  • 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.
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Politics and Capital
  • 0-19-084704-2
  • 0-19-084705-0
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