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Paternalism

by Will Wilkinson

Paternalism in law-making is where the government makes decisions for individuals based on what the government thinks is best for them.

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Political Parties

by Patrick Basham

Political parties can help to inform voters and overcome collective action problems, but also institutionalize government vote-seeking and rent-seeking.

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Pornography

by Wendy McElroy

Pornography is an issue that raises questions about sexuality and feminism, but also about censorship and whether government can regulate entertainment.

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Price Controls

by Donald J. Boudreaux

When the government uses price controls to influence the affordability of products, shortages or surpluses occur - often making the problem worse.

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Privacy

by Solveig Singleton

Privacy and the government’s treatment of private information has changed with new waves of crime-detecting and information-collecting technology.

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Privatization

by Robert Poole

Privatization occurs when government grants control of an industry to market forces, often leading to greater efficiency and choice.

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Psychiatry

by Jeffrey A. Schaler

Libertarians are skeptical of some approaches to psychiatry especially when it involves government or when patients are coerced into accepting treatment.

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Public Choice Economics

by William A. Niskanen

Public choice theory, now popular among academics, approaches economic and political phenomena by examining individual choices and interests.