How can people with different worldviews overcome their disagreements to make collective decisions?
Capital punishment, immigration, abortion, crime prevention, business regulation, inequality, gun control, foreign policy—these are just some of the many issues that divide us. Each of us has a unique worldview, our own understanding of justice, rights, and the consequences of political actions. So how can we possibly make shared decisions that affect us all?
To address this question, economist and financial executive Michael T. Hutchins uses modern bargaining theory, in conjunction with analysis of important political controversies, to provide new insights into how broadly liberal people—those who are not inclined to try to enforce their own views through violence—can govern themselves despite fundamental disagreements.