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Family

by Steven Horwitz on Aug 15, 2008

Discussions over the institution of the family, even between libertarians, are not a consensus. However, many agree that the state should be uninvolved.

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Feminism and Women’s Rights

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, McElroy outlines the feminist movement’s history and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.

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Gambling

by Guy Calvert on Aug 15, 2008

Regulation of gambling, while intended to reduce the harm of compulsive gambling, has typically done more harm than help.

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Marriage

by Allen M. Parkman on Aug 15, 2008

Marriage, once just a social institution, now implies a legal relationship, with some limitations that could be changed for greater social benefit.

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Pornography

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

Pornography is an issue that raises questions about sexuality and feminism, but also about censorship and whether government can regulate entertainment.

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Sexuality

by Wayne Dynes on Aug 15, 2008

Libertarians believe in sexual freedom, where consensual sex acts that pose no harm should not be prohibited by society or legislation.

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Charity/Friendly Societies

by David Beito on Aug 15, 2008

Charitable, fraternal and friendly societies benefit members and overall society while also maintaining freedom and choice of association.

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Children

by Maureen Kelley on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Marueen Kelley explains some libertarian takes and positions on social issues in which children become the focus of discussion.

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Civil Society

by Stephen Davies on Aug 15, 2008

Civil Society refers to the interests, discussions, and institutions used by a society that form without government force by the choices of individuals.

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Conscience

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, George H. Smith addresses the idea of conscience in western thought and the importance of liberty of conscience to be maintained.

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Culture

by Kate Zhou on Aug 15, 2008

Culture is a fundamental aspect of civil society and human interaction that can extend to influence legality, economics, and ideology as well.

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Responsibility

by Rod L. Evans on Aug 15, 2008

Personal freedom and personal responsibility go hand-in-hand. An over-reliance on the government due to the welfare state corrodes both.

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Drug Prohibition

by Gene Healy on Aug 15, 2008

Drug prohibition, or the criminalization and restriction of certain substances, has harmful effects to the economy and to human liberty and wellbeing.

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Illicit Drugs

by Bruce Benson on Aug 15, 2008

Prohibitive and restrictive legislation towards drug use is both ineffective and does more harm to individuals than good.

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Intellectual Property

by Aaron Steelman on Aug 15, 2008

Debate continues as to whether or not intellectual property – or property of ideas – should be protected as physical property is.

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Privacy

by Solveig Singleton on Aug 15, 2008

Privacy and the government’s treatment of private information has changed with new waves of crime-detecting and information-collecting technology.

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Urban Planning

by Mark Pennington on Aug 15, 2008

Libertarians support competition-based private planning of urban areas, rather than solutions that hinge on the government controlling property.

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Cities

by Stephen Davies on Aug 15, 2008

Throughout history, the role of cities has varied. They are crucial stages for the self-organization of people and for the exchange of goods and ideas.