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Military-Industrial Complex

by Christopher A. Preble

The alliance of the military technology industry and the growth of the government’s war authority has led to increasingly aggressive foreign policy.


Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

by Aeon Skoble

John Stuart Mill was a philosopher best known for his contributions to a free-market, more freedom-oriented view of utilitarianism.


Milton, John (1608-1674)

by Antony Flew

Best known for the epic Paradise Lost, Milton was an active voice for republican government and individualism during the English Civil Wars.


Minimal State

by David Conway

The minimal state solution is one wherein the state provides protection for the people in its domain but does nothing else.


Mises, Ludwig von (1881-1972)

by Leland Yeager

Ludwig von Mises was one of the most influential economists of the Austrian School, focusing among other issues the failures of central planning.


Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

by David Hart

A great 19th century French economist, Gustave de Molinari was outspoken about his opposition of protectionist government policy.


Money and Banking

by Lawrence H. White

Lawrence H. White explains the changing ways in which economists have thought about money and banking, including the debate over deregulation.


Mont Pelerin Society

by Charles Baird

The Mont Pelerin Society was formed in 1947 to gather thinkers and advocates of a free society to discuss and further classical-liberal ideas.


Montaigne, Michel de (1533-1592)

by Jason Kuznicki

Michel de Montaigne was a French writer who popularized the reflective essay and contributed several essays on individualism and humanistic thought.


Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat de

by Jason Kuznicki

Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote a theory of limited government that inspired American constitutional design and philosophy.


Murray, Charles (1943-)

by Brian Doherty

Charles Murray’s work has questioned the effectiveness and implications of the American welfare state and promoted individualist solutions instead.


Nathan, Tonie (1923-2014)

by David Boaz

Tonie Nathan was the running mate of 1976 Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers and the first woman to receive an electoral vote.



by Jason Kuznicki

Nationalism places the collective identity of a nation above all other aspects of life. 


Natural Harmony of Interests

by Ralf Bader

The natural harmony of interests is the concept that when people act in their own self-interest, it contributes to the overall social interest.


Natural Law

by Fred Miller

Natural law theorists explain that all man-made law should derive from some universal law of nature, discovered either through divine inspiration or human reason.


New Deal

by Robert Whaples

The New Deal was a series of government programs aimed at those hurt by the Great Depression, which majorly expanded the size and expense of government.


Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900)

by Lester Hunt

Nietzsche was a controversial philosopher of the 19th century whose antagonism towards political institutions remains ambiguous to scholars.


Nock, Albert Jay (1870-1945)

by Charles Hamilton

Albert Jay Nock was an influential writer who criticized political action and protested state interventionism at all levels.