Robert A. Taft was a prominent US Senator who started and passed legislation restricting government and union control and advocating for international diplomacy.
Tax competition occurs when governments adopt more attractive tax policies to attract people to live and do business within their borders.
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 were an important part of early American state governments. While a standard for executives, term limits are still debated for members of Congress.
Henry David Thoreau is best known for his essays on naturalism and on non-violent disobedience against repressive government policy and coercion.
Alexis de Tocqueville was a scholar and statesman known for his analysis of the French Revolution’s failures and the problems of government intervention.
Antoine-Louis-Claude Destutt de Tracy was a social and political theorist known for coining the term “ideology,” though he used it to explain liberal philosophy.
On transportation, libertarians suggest that instead of providing mediocre services, governments set guidelines and encourage private solutions.
Benjamin R. Tucker was the editor of the periodical, Liberty, which was dedicated to spreading Tucker’s ideas about individualist anarchism.
Gordon 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.
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot was a French economist, writer, and royal advisor. He tried to accomplish sweeping liberal reform of the economy and political system.