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Foreign Policy

by Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent

American foreign policy has operated on an interventionist platform for many decades. This approach does more harm than help to America and its allies.

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Free Trade

by Daniel T. Griswold

Free trade allows for goods and services to move freely across borders. As a free system, it is the best way to distribute resources to those that value them most.

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Freedom of Thought

by George H. Smith

Freedom of thought includes the notion that religion and personal value systems should be unregulated, and that expressing all values must be permitted.

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Gambling

by Guy Calvert

Regulation of gambling, while intended to reduce the harm of compulsive gambling, has typically done more harm than help.

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Genetics

by Matt Ridley

In light of the eugenics movement of the early-to-mid 20th century, genetics is often a dangerous topic in today’s scientific discourse.

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Globalization

by Johan Norberg

Globalization, the ongoing process of the exchange of people, goods, and ideas across borders, raises the wealth and quality of life for people globally.

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Health Care

by Michael F. Cannon

While health care is valuable, it is best planned and organized by the free market, not imposed by paternalistic governments.

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Illicit Drugs

by Bruce Benson

Prohibitive and restrictive legislation towards drug use is both ineffective and does more harm to individuals than good.

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Immigration

by Daniel T. Griswold

Historically, the US maintained a stance of open borders. Only in recent years have immigration regulations been put into place.

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Intellectual Property

by Aaron Steelman

Debate continues as to whether or not intellectual property – or property of ideas – should be protected as physical property is.

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Internet

by Jim Harper

The widespread use of the Internet has created new models of business and ways to collect and spread information to both positive and negative effects.

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Interventionism

by Sanford Ikeda

Government interventionist policies are aimed to solve perceived problems of the completely free market but often result in harmful over-regulation.

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Judiciary

by Timothy Sandefur

In this entry, Timothy Sandefur explains the origins and role of the American judiciary system.

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Labor Unions

by Charles Baird

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) force workers into being represented by unions, regardless of their own preferences, and thus lack legitimacy.

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Laissez-Faire Policy

by Bryan Caplan

Libertarians believe that laissez-faire policy, or the freest form of economy, provides the greatest net benefit to individuals and to society.

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Law and Economics

by Andrew Morriss

The “law and economics” approach, used by Coase, Posner, and others, combines the methods and principles of both law and economics scholarship.

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Liability

by Richard A. Epstein

Strict liability rules require people to take responsibility for damages done to others’ property and are therefore favored by libertarianism.

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Market Failure

by Tyler Cowen

Many libertarians argue that though market failures exist, private solutions still work more effectively than government intervention.