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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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Imperialism

by Stephen Davies

Many nations have built themselves into empires. American imperalism has often been presented as a debate between values and territorial expansion.

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Individual Rights

by Eric Mack

Individual rights function as guarantees of protection and entitlement to a morally granted domain, principally that of self-ownership and choice.

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Individualism, Methodological

by George H. Smith

Methodological individualism is the methodological framework wherein individuals are seen as the agents of actions and values that form social phenomena.

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Individualism, Political and Ethical

by Timothy Sandefur

Instead of focusing on groups and society, individualism places the individual as the focus of ethical discussion and political agency.

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Individualist Anarchism

by Aeon Skoble

Individualist anarchism holds that government does not offer any service that the market could not, making the state unnecessary and disruptive.

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Industrial Revolution

by Deirdre McCloskey

The industrial revolution improved not only production, but standards of living, political and economic freedom, and the spread of ideas and culture.

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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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Islam

by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmed

Islamic teachings contribute to or are consistent with many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights, and the strength of individuals.

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Italian Fiscal Theorists

by James M. Buchanan

Italian scholars’ contributions to politics and economics include critical theoretical work on tax analysis, state authority, and public spending.