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Informational limits to democratic public policy: The jury theorem, yardstick competition, and ignorance

  • Roger Congleton

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 132 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 333-352

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:132:y:2007:i:3:p:333-352
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