Nick Cohen discovers public choice economics

Or perhaps that should be public choice politics:

Unsurprisingly, British politicians rarely reach his elevated level.They do not change the constitution because it is unjust, but because they calculate that change is in their interests.

It isn\’t just changing the constitution of course: all and every acts by a politician are so motivated.

There\’s also one error of fact:

That alone with Lesotho in the democratic world we still have a second chamber with hereditary members, that uniquely in the democratic world we still have a second chamber that is not, in fact, democratic, but has members appointed for life,

Umm….Canada.

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