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Privatization

by Robert Poole

Privatization occurs when government grants control of an industry to market forces, often leading to greater efficiency and choice.

Topical

Progress

by George H. Smith

Libertarians celebrate increasing individual liberties as the main fuel for human progress - material, moral, and intellectual.

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Progressive Era

by Richard Adelstein

The Progressive Era of the early 20th century brought a new wave of social and economic reform that fueled a much more interventionist government.

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Prohibition of Alcohol

by Jackson Kuhl

The Prohibition of alcohol, from 1919-1933, though intended to reduce alcohol consumption, merely made alcohol consumption more dangerous.

Biographical

Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph (1809-1865)

by Aaron Steelman

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, self-described both as an anarchist and as a socialist, contributed several rebukes of government and defenses of individualism.

Policy

Psychiatry

by Jeffrey A. Schaler

Libertarians are skeptical of some approaches to psychiatry especially when it involves government or when patients are coerced into accepting treatment.

Policy

Public Choice Economics

by William A. Niskanen

Public choice theory, now popular among academics, approaches economic and political phenomena by examining individual choices and interests.

Topical

Puritanism

by Hans Eicholz

Puritans were Protestant Christians in England and Scotland who fought for reform of the church against Anglican opposition and backlash.

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Pursuit of Happiness

by Hans Eicholz

The Declaration of Independence famously spoke of right to “the pursuit of happiness,” a phrase that has been questioned as to its extent and meaning.