what Coase might have had to say about starting a bunch of new countries
> how a 49-51 vote silences half the population. This sounds really unfair, in theory, until you look and find that no population has ever been split right down the middle like that.
Is this an extremely dry joke at the UK's expense? Because Brexit is almost perfectly an example of literally this happening (48-52 but close enough) and doesn't seem to have resulted in a revolution, even if it probably should have.