By Teun J. Dekker

In virtually each liberal democratic society, a subject matter that could be a subject of continuous and passionate public dialogue is how a lot that country’s ministers, legislators, senior civil servants, and senior judges might be paid. neither is this magnificent; the difficulty has enormous voyeuristic allure, specific democratic value, and critical ramifications for the functioning of the general public area as an entire. although, like such a lot political debates, those discussions are usually messy, fragmented, and entire of unverified assertions and spurious appeals to populist sentiment. it really is rarely astonishing that these discussions infrequently achieve placing the problem to relaxation.


Paying Our excessive Public Officials examines the political discourse touching on this question in 17 liberal democracies (Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the uk, eire, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand). in response to many countless numbers of parliamentary debates, newspaper articles, speeches, in addition to stories by means of imagine tanks and excessive commissions of kingdom, the e-book identifies seven significant arguments that ensue in a lot of these societies, interprets them into the language of analytical philosophy, after which conscientiously evaluates them. This approach contributes to a greater realizing of this controversy and will lead to better-justified and extra valid conclusions bearing on which coverage to adopt.

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