The constitutional history of the American colonists and the Iroquois Confederacy sheds new light on the dynamics of group decision-making. It shows that the scope of government tends to grow as the requirements for consensus weaken, and that changes in rule-making procedures provoke people to adopt new strategies for pursuing their goals.
|Other Independent Review articles by Randall G. Holcombe|
|Winter 2014||Consenting to Collective Action: The Classical Liberal Constitutional Calculus of James M. Buchanan|
|Fall 2013||The Public Debt Problem: A Comprehensive Guide|
|Spring 2013||Crony Capitalism: By-Product of Big Government|
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