Introduction: Do Not Resuscitate Madison’s constitution, of 1789, is a failure because it failed to prevent an unelected centralized elite tyranny from exercising dictatorial powers over citizens. The constitutional crisis in America of deep state agents who exercise illegitimate authority is a direct result of  the defective checks and balancesContinue Reading

Different institutional arrangements in the apparatus of government, and different configurations of constitutional rights, produce different rates of knowledge creation and knowledge diffusion. There is only one constitutional configuration that produces maximum economic growth, based upon maximum rates of knowledge creation and diffusion. James Buchanan suggested that different constitutional rulesContinue Reading

In his recent article about Steve Bannon, Does Conservative Populism Exist?, the eminent academic, Paul Gottfried, offers the standard academic misinterpretation of populist philosophy. Gottfried states, “Populism assumes a high degree of homogeneity, cultural, historic, and ethnic, among the “majority” to whom a populist leader appeals. The white working classContinue Reading