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Taft, Robert A. (1889-1953)

by Leonard Liggio

Robert A. Taft was a prominent US Senator who started and passed legislation restricting government and union control and advocating for international diplomacy.

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Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)

by Jeff Riggenbach

Henry David Thoreau is best known for his essays on naturalism and on non-violent disobedience against repressive government policy and coercion.

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Tocqueville, Alexis de (1805-1859)

by Jason Kuznicki

Alexis de Tocqueville was a scholar and statesman known for his analysis of the French Revolution’s failures and the problems of government intervention.

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Tracy, Destutt de (1754-1836)

by David Hart

Antoine-Louis-Claude Destutt de Tracy was a social and political theorist known for coining the term “ideology,” though he used it to explain liberal philosophy.

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Tucker, Benjamin R. (1854-1939)

by Aaron Steelman

Benjamin R. Tucker was the editor of the periodical, Liberty, which was dedicated to spreading Tucker’s ideas about individualist anarchism.

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Tullock, Gordon

by Paul Dragos Aligica

Gordon Tullock contributed to the start of the public choice school of economics and countered status-quo arguments about the role of government in the market.

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Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques (1727-1781)

by David Hart

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot was a French economist, writer, and royal advisor. He tried to accomplish sweeping liberal reform of the economy and political system.