In this entry, Bradley Smith outlines the trends and outcomes of campaign finance reform legislation over the past 100 years.
A notable early economist, Richard Cantillon is influential for his theories on the self-regulating market, entrepreneurship, and prices.
Also known as the death penalty, capital punishment has divided libertarians over the power of government and the justice of criminal procedures.
Capitalism is the economic system used by a majority of modern democracies today, in which the private ownership, exchange, and use of property is promoted.
Cato’s Letters were letters published in 18th cent. Britain, focused on the concept of liberty and questioned tyrannical authority structures.
Censorship laws, which have taken a variety of forms, are a tool government uses to silence individuals & thought.
Charitable, fraternal and friendly societies benefit members and overall society while also maintaining freedom and choice of association.
In this entry, Marueen Kelley explains some libertarian takes and positions on social issues in which children become the focus of discussion.
Roy. A Childs, a writer and speaker of the libertarian movement in the 1960s and 1970s, also made popular the anarcho-capitalist movement of libertarian thought.
A writer and thinker during the 20th century, Frank Chodorov added significantly to libertarian thought and the theory of individualism.
Cicero, a great early writer and orator, articulated a universal legal order that was to become foundational for the natural law tradition.
Throughout history, the role of cities has varied. They are crucial stages for the self-organization of people and for the exchange of goods and ideas.
Civil Society refers to the interests, discussions, and institutions used by a society that form without government force by the choices of individuals.
In this entry, Jeff Hummel explains the events and effects of the U.S. Civil War from the perspective of how it both questioned and realized liberty.
The 1980 Libertarian party presidential candidate, Ed Clark is a public figure for the libertarian movement and played an important role in its popularization.
Classical economics, the position held by supporters of the free market and limited government, is one of the core tenants of the libertarian platform.
The work of Ronald H. Coase, most famously the concept known as Coase’s theorem, has provided insight to law, economics, and how they intersect.
One of the leaders of the Anti-Corn Law League, Richard Cobden is considered an example of a liberal thinker with considerable success in changing British policy.