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Decentralism

by Bill Kauffman

Supporters of decentralism argue that central concentration of power threatens liberty and prefer decision-making power to be diffused on a local level.

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Declaration of Independence

by Daniel J. Mahoney

The Declaration of Independence is considered an establishing document of America and the place where the country’s values were initially written out.

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Delegation

by David Schoenbrod

Delegation from the legislature to executive bureaus and others grants these groups additional powers, often at the result of decreased accountability.

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Democracy

by Randall G. Holcombe

In this entry, Randall Holcombe overviews the ideals, strengths, and weaknesses of democracy, particularly as it occurs in states today.

Policy

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.

Biographical

Dicey, Albert Venn (1835-1922)

by Stephen M. Sheppard

Albert Venn Dicey,a prominent British legal philosopher, established in his writings the basic principles for the rule of law under a legitimate constitution.

Biographical

Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)

by Jason Kuznicki

A prominent Enlightenment thinker, Denis Diderot’s writings on freedom of thought, religion, and speech bring him to the attention of libertarians today.

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Division of Labor

by Tyler Cowen

Specialization and division of labor are central parts of the market economy that allow for development and increased efficiency of trade and production.

Biographical

Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

by Timothy Sandefur

Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist who fought for black liberty both before and after the Civil War.

Policy

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.

Biographical

Dunoyer, Charles (1786-1862)

by David Hart

Charles Dunoyer was a major influence in the French classical liberal movement. He wrote on law, society, and the benefits of free markets and limited government.

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Dutch Republic

by Jason Kuznicki

One example of a prosperous and relatively free society, the Dutch Republic was a major world power between the 16th and 18th centuries.