Large-scale government projects designed to benefit everyone- such as roads, schools, and bridges- usually benefit some small segments of society, initially at least, more than others. The more equally and widely political power is distributed among the citizenry, the less likely such projects are to receive funding. Hence, government by referendum rather than by means of elected representatives tends to diminish, not enhance, the welfare of a society.
Which is the assumption?
A) Large-scale government projects sometimes enhance the welfare of society.
E) Government by referendum is the only way to distribute political power equally and widely.
Can someone explain what is going on in this problem? I did not really understand the logical structure of this argument. Thanks in advance.