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.


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.



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.



by David Harper on Aug 15, 2008

Entrepreneurship, or the development of new products, methods, and means by individuals, is considered to be a compelling factor in economic growth.


Banking, Austrian Theory Of

by Guido Hülsmann on Aug 15, 2008

Debates over money and banking policy ask to what degree should the government intervene? The Austrian Theory of Banking proposes: very little.


Campaign Finance

by Bradley Smith on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Bradley Smith outlines the trends and outcomes of campaign finance reform legislation over the past 100 years.


Money and Banking

by Lawrence H. White on Aug 15, 2008

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


Italian Fiscal Theorists

by James M. Buchanan on Aug 15, 2008

Italian scholars’ contributions to politics and economics include critical theoretical work on tax analysis, state authority, and public spending.



by Doug Bandow on Aug 15, 2008

Conscription, or mandatory military service, has been implemented a number of times in U.S. history, but often under incomplete justification.


Foreign Policy

by Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent on Aug 15, 2008

American foreign policy has operated on an interventionist platform for many decades. This approach does more harm than help to America and its allies.


Military-Industrial Complex

by Christopher A. Preble on Aug 15, 2008

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



by Robert Higgs on Aug 15, 2008

War is often costly both to the nation and to individual liberties. Most libertarians are skeptical of war or see it as a necessary evil.


War on Terror

by John Mueller on Aug 15, 2008

The “war on terror” began in response the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US. In its efforts to curtail terrorism, it has threatened individual liberties.


War Powers

by Gene Healy on Aug 15, 2008

The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.


Dutch Republic

by Jason Kuznicki on Aug 15, 2008

A prosperous and relatively free society, the Dutch Republic was a major world power between the 16th and 18th centuries.



by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmed on Aug 15, 2008

Islamic teachings contribute to or are consistent with many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights, and the strength of individuals.


Peace and Pacifism

by Robert Higgs on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Robert Higgs outlines public opinion of war throughout American history and the stances the government took to anti-war sentiment.



by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.