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Abortion

by Wendy McElroy

The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.

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Affirmative Action

by Clint Bolick

Affirmative Action, programs meant to counteract racial discrimination, may also complicate equality despite striving to reach it.

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Arts and Public Support

by Louis Torres

Government support and funding for the arts has been contested for its too restrictive, too loose, or too political attempts to define art.

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Banking, Austrian Theory Of

by Guido Hülsmann

Debates over money and banking policy ask to what degree should the government intervene? The Austrian Theory of Banking proposes: very little.

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Bioethics

by Sigrid Fry-Revere

Sigrid Fry-Revere outlines a libertarian take on ethics and explains how this framework can be considered in issues dealing with the human body.

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Black Markets

by Paul Dragos Aligica

The black market refers to those markets involving extra-legal organizations and paths for the trade of goods and services.

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Campaign Finance

by Bradley Smith

In this entry, Bradley Smith outlines the trends and outcomes of campaign finance reform legislation over the past 100 years.

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Capital Punishment

by Jarrett Decker

Also known as the death penalty, capital punishment has divided libertarians over the power of government and the justice of criminal procedures.

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Censorship

by Timothy Sandefur

Censorship laws, which have taken a variety of forms, are a tool government uses to silence individuals & thought.

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Conscription

by Doug Bandow

Conscription, or mandatory military service, has been implemented a number of times in U.S. history, but often under incomplete justification.

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Corruption

by John Samples

Corruption in government is a widely discussed issue, as its impacts on government effectiveness impact democratic institutions and individual liberty.

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Development, Economic

by Ian Vásquez

State agencies often try to create policy that sparks economic development, yet the proven way to stimulate progress is through economic freedom.

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Drug Prohibition

by Gene Healy

Drug prohibition, or the criminalization and restriction of certain substances, has led to harmful effects to the economy and to human liberty and wellbeing.

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Education

by Andrew Coulson

In this entry, Andrew Coulson surveys the expectations and past models of education throughout history.

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Eminent Domain/Takings

by Karol Boudreaux

Eminent domain, or the power of government to seize private property for public use, as a concept threatens property rights and personal privacy.

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Euthanasia

by Sigrid Fry-Revere

Euthanasia, or the merciful killing of a person for the purpose of relieving pain, has been debated as a major bioethical issue and must be examined categorically.

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Family

by Steven Horwitz

Discussions over the institution of the family, even between libertarians, are not a consensus. However, many agree that the state should be uninvolved.

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Feminism and Women’s Rights

by Wendy McElroy

In this entry, Wendy McElroy outlines the history of the feminist movement and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.