Prohibitive and restrictive legislation towards drug use is both ineffective and does more harm to individuals than good.
Historically, the US maintained a stance of open borders. Only in recent years have immigration regulations been put into place.
Many nations have built themselves into empires. American imperalism has often been presented as a debate between values and territorial expansion.
Individual rights function as guarantees of protection and entitlement to a morally granted domain, principally that of self-ownership and choice.
Methodological individualism is the methodological framework wherein individuals are seen as the agents of actions and values that form social phenomena.
Instead of focusing on groups and society, individualism places the individual as the focus of ethical discussion and political agency.
Individualist anarchism holds that government does not offer any service that the market could not, making the state unnecessary and disruptive.
The industrial revolution improved not only production, but standards of living, political and economic freedom, and the spread of ideas and culture.
Debate continues as to whether or not intellectual property – or property of ideas – should be protected as physical property is.
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.
Government interventionist policies are aimed to solve perceived problems of the completely free market but often result in harmful over-regulation.
Islamic teachings contribute to or are consistent with many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights, and the strength of individuals.
Italian scholars’ contributions to politics and economics include critical theoretical work on tax analysis, state authority, and public spending.