Paternalism in law-making is where the government makes decisions for individuals based on what the government thinks is best for them.
Political parties can help to inform voters and overcome collective action problems, but also institutionalize government vote-seeking and rent-seeking.
Pornography is an issue that raises questions about sexuality and feminism, but also about censorship and whether government can regulate entertainment.
When the government uses price controls to influence the affordability of products, shortages or surpluses occur - often making the problem worse.
Privacy and the government’s treatment of private information has changed with new waves of crime-detecting and information-collecting technology.
Privatization occurs when government grants control of an industry to market forces, often leading to greater efficiency and choice.
Libertarians are skeptical of some approaches to psychiatry especially when it involves government or when patients are coerced into accepting treatment.
Public choice theory, now popular among academics, approaches economic and political phenomena by examining individual choices and interests.