The Corruption of Universal Suffrage (web publication)

A new analysis of the relationship between tax, consent and the tyranny of the majority

In the twelfth IEA Discussion Paper, journalist and banker Brad Walmsley sets out the dangers of a tyrannical majority inherent in any system of majority rule via universal suffrage, and offers a striking and novel solution.

To download a copy of the article, click on the 'Download a pdf' button below.

For more on the possible pathologies of democracy, you may be interested to read Arthur Seldon's classic The Dilemma of Democracy .

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