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by Guy Calvert

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


Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879)

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Garrison, known as the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper Liberator, was an outspoken and radical leader for the abolitionist movement.



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.


Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898)

by M. L. Schut

The former prime minster of the United Kingdom, Gladstone was a statesman advocating a platform of limited government and free-market economics.



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.


Glorious Revolution

by Ronald Hamowy

The Glorious Revolution brought Mary II and William III of Orange to the English throne and soothed the religious and political conflict of the English Civil Wars.


Godwin, William (1756-1836)

by Wendy McElroy

A popular novelist as well as a political philosopher, William Godwin was one of the first influential writers on the topic of philosophical anarchism.


Goldwater, Barry (1909-1998)

by Lee Edwards

Barry Goldwater’s stark commitment to a platform of freedom and limited government helped to realign public opinion in support of economic conservatism.



by Jan Narveson and David Trenchard

In this entry, Narveson and Trenchard outline the major theories of government and critique how modern governments fail in their basic functions.


Great Depression

by Robert Whaples

The Great Depression, fueled by a chain of bank failures and poor policy decisions, ushered in a permanently larger and more spendthrift government.