Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting the equal civil and political rights for African Americans and complete rejection of slavery.
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The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.
Lord Acton was a respected British historian and an advocate for limited government, religious freedom, and the Christian perspective of positive liberty.
John Adams, known as the 2nd US President, played a vital role in the American Revolution and contributed to the philosophy behind the US Constitution.
Affirmative Action, programs meant to counteract racial discrimination, may also complicate equality despite striving to reach it.
Robert McDonald outlines the key events of the American Revolution, one of the most influential successes of liberty to date.
The most minimal proposed form of state organization, anarchism, is the philosophy of the absence of government.
Anarcho-capitalism is one proposed type of anarchism, where market actors provide all goods and services to society, including security and common public goods.
The Anti-Corn Law League was a group that opposed the protectionist British Corn Laws and have been praised as a model for achieving radical libertarian reform.
Antitrust legislation seeks to break up big companies and industry monopolies in order to keep markets competitive, but sometimes favors narrow interest groups.
Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher who greatly influenced Catholic thought and promoted law not as a way to regulate morality, but to allow human choice.
Known as one of the most foundational ancient thinkers, Aristotle’s works explored morality and ethics along with government and social organization.
Government support and funding for the arts has been contested for its too restrictive, too loose, or too political attempts to define art.
Assurance and trust are vital in any transaction. In this entry, Daniel Klein overviews the ways in which assurance arises and who should oversee it.
Debates over money and banking policy ask to what degree should the government intervene? The Austrian Theory of Banking proposes: very little.
Frederic Bastiat was a 19th century economist whose writings have been foundational to the individualism & free trade economics movements.
Peter Bauer’s work in economic development and the role of foreign aid institutions questioned previously accepted maxims about the “solution” to global poverty.
Gary S. Becker was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992. His work has been influential in the modern sciences of sociology and economics.