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Taft, Robert A. (1889-1953)

by Leonard Liggio

Taft was a prominent US Senator who started and passed legislation restricting government and union control and advocating for international diplomacy.


Tax Competition

by Daniel J. Mitchell

Tax competition occurs when governments adopt more attractive tax policies to attract people to live and do business within their borders.



by Richard E. Wagner

Taxation is when government claims the resources of its citizens to fund its projects. Even if argued as necessary, it is a coercive process.


Term Limits

by Eric O'Keefe

Term limits played a crucial role in early US state governments. While a standard for executives, term limits are still debated for members of Congress.


Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)

by Jeff Riggenbach

Henry David Thoreau is best known for his essays on naturalism and on non-violent disobedience against repressive government policy and coercion.


Tocqueville, Alexis de (1805-1859)

by Jason Kuznicki

Alexis de Tocqueville was a scholar and statesman known for his analysis of the French Revolution’s failures and the problems of government intervention.


Tracy, Destutt de (1754-1836)

by David Hart

Destutt de Tracy was a social and political theorist known for coining the term “ideology,” though he used it to explain liberal philosophy.



by Gabriel Roth

On transportation, libertarians suggest that instead of providing mediocre services, governments set guidelines and encourage private solutions.


Tucker, Benjamin R. (1854-1939)

by Aaron Steelman

Tucker was the editor of the periodical, Liberty, which was dedicated to spreading Tucker’s ideas about individualist anarchism.


Tullock, Gordon

by Paul Dragos Aligica

Tullock contributed to the start of the public choice school of economics and countered status-quo arguments about the role of government in the market.


Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques (1727-1781)

by David Hart

Turgot was a French economist, writer, and royal advisor. He tried to accomplish sweeping liberal reform of the economy and political system.