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" ... first, general ignorance and incapacity, or, to speak more moderately, insufficient mental qualifications, in the controlling body; secondly, the danger of its being under the influence of interests not identical with the general welfare of the community. "
Considerations on Representative Government - Page 104
by John Stuart Mill - 1861 - 340 pages
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The Boston Review, Volume 6

Congregationalism - 1866
...may be reduced to two : first, general ignorance and incapacity, or, insufficient mental qualities in the controlling body ; secondly, the danger of...welfare of the community. The former of these evils is supposed to be a prevailing defect in popular government ; but representative government appears...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 6

Congregationalism - 1866
...insufficient mental qualities in the controlling body ; secondly, the danger of its being under the influmce of interests not identical with the general welfare of the community. The former of these evils is supposed to be a prevailing defect in popular government ; but representative government appears...
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Representative government and representation - 1875 - 365 pages
...in the government, and sharers in the instruction and mental exercise derived from it. The farther illustration of these benefits, as well as of the...prudence of an aristocracy, are thought to contrast most favorably with the vacillation and shortsightedness of even the most qualified democracy. These propositions,...
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Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Bar Association of Tennessee

Tennessee Bar Association - Bar associations - 1899
...not be subject to that influence, which John Stuart Mill regards a& its most positive danger, viz.: the influence of interests not identical with the general welfare of the community. It is one of the great and serious evils that confronts us — this control of legislative bodies by...
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Political science - 1919 - 141 pages
...further illustration of these benefits, as well as of the limitations under which they must be aimed at, will be better deferred until we come to speak of...generally supposed that popular government is liable in a gi eater degree than any other. The energy of a monarch, the steadiness and prudence of an aristocracy,...
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The Liberal Self: John Stuart Mill's Moral and Political Philosophy

Wendy Donner - Philosophy - 1991 - 229 pages
...yet ready to make social choices for the welfare of all. Two evils of representative government are "first, general ignorance and incapacity, or, to speak...identical with the general welfare of the community" (19:436). He adds, "One of the greatest dangers ... of democracy, as of all other forms of government,...
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On Liberty and Other Essays

John Stuart Mill - Political Science - 1998 - 592 pages
...further illustration of these benefits, as well as of the limitations under which they must be aimed at, will be better deferred until we come to speak of...The former of these evils, deficiency in high mental quali the hands of some active-minded usurper) through the mental qualifications of a permanent bureaucracy....
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Liability and Environment: Private and Public Law Aspects of Civil Liability ...

Lucas Bergkamp - Law - 2001 - 708 pages
...positive evils and dangers of the representative as of every other form of government are twofold: first, general ignorance and incapacity, or, to speak...identical with the general welfare of the community. "& Government failure differs from market failure in important ways. Government failure is backed...
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Public Choice III

Dennis C. Mueller - Business & Economics - 2003 - 768 pages
...abstracts from the question of whether the act of voting is itself rational. CHAPTER 15 Rent seeking The positive evils and dangers of the representative,...identical with the general welfare of the community. (Italics in original) John Stuart Mill In Chapter 12 we discussed a model of political competition...
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Considerations of a Representative Government 1861: EasyRead Comfort Edition

John Stuart Mill - Political Science - 2006 - 402 pages
...further illustration of these benefits, as well as of the limitations under which they must be aimed at, will be better deferred until we come to speak of...with the vacillation and shortsightedness of even a qualified democracy. These propositions, however, are not by any means so well founded as they at...
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