How does the Constitution control special interests?
The Constitution does not specifically control special interests. It does not control the right to try to sway citizens. Rather the Constitution protects the interests of all.
What events happened immediately before the writing of the us Constitution and argubly spurred the writers of the constitution to try protect the interests of wealthy Americans?
There are three main avenues of critique of special interests: Vote-buying: some critics believe that special interests groups purposely manipulate political processes by using monetary compensation as a reward for supporting their interests. This is considered unfair versus poorer people or groups who lack the ability to do the same. Legislative Misrepresentation: some critics believe that, since the people have a general will, manipulation of the political process is not only unfair in terms of…
Which events happened immediately before the writing of the US Constitution and arguably spurred the writers of the Constitution to try to protect the interests of wealthy American?
Do special interests have to be compromised or sacrificed in order to pursue the more general welfare of society?
This depends on how one considers: The preferences of special interests; The composition of social welfare and how it is weighed; The meaning of 'sacrifice' with respect to the latter. For example, if the preferences of special interests match with that of society, assuming society can have aggregated preferences, then no loss would be possible, since doing what special interests wanted would match society. Even if this were not the case, it may still be…