Michael T. Hutchins


About the Book

Abortion, capital punishment, immigration, 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 expert Michael 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 and enforce their own views through violence—can govern themselves despite fundamental disagreements.

Irreconcilable Politics is a compelling, thought-provoking, and original analysis of social decision making that will inspire you to examine not just the ways in which we disagree but the very meaning of freedom and democracy.