Censorship laws, which have taken a variety of forms, are a tool government uses to silence individuals & thought.
Conscription, or mandatory military service, has been implemented a number of times in U.S. history, but often under incomplete justification.
State agencies often try to create policy that sparks economic development, yet the proven way to stimulate progress is through economic freedom.
Drug prohibition, or the criminalization and restriction of certain substances, has harmful effects to the economy and to human liberty and wellbeing.
In this entry, Andrew Coulson surveys the expectations and past models of education throughout history.
Eminent domain, or the power of government to seize private property for public use, as a concept threatens property rights and personal privacy.
Euthanasia, or the merciful killing of a person for the purpose of relieving pain, is a major bioethical issue and must be examined categorically.
Discussions over the institution of the family, even between libertarians, are not a consensus. However, many agree that the state should be uninvolved.
In this entry, McElroy outlines the feminist movement’s history and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.
American foreign policy has operated on an interventionist platform for many decades. This approach does more harm than help to America and its allies.
Free trade allows for goods and services to move freely across borders. It is the best way to distribute resources to those that value them most.
Regulation of gambling, while intended to reduce the harm of compulsive gambling, has typically done more harm than help.
In light of the eugenics movement of the early-to-mid 20th century, genetics is often a dangerous topic in today’s scientific discourse.
Globalization, the ongoing process of the exchange of people, goods, and ideas across borders, raises the wealth and quality of life for people globally.
While health care is valuable, it is best planned and organized by the free market, not imposed by paternalistic governments.
Historically, the US maintained a stance of open borders. Only in recent years have immigration regulations been put into place.
Debate continues as to whether or not intellectual property – or property of ideas – should be protected as physical property is.
The widespread use of the Internet has created new models of business and ways to collect and spread information to both positive and negative effects.