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Glorious Revolution

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

The Glorious Revolution brought Mary II and William III of Orange to the English throne and soothed the religious and political conflict of the English Civil Wars.

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Tax Competition

by Daniel J. Mitchell on Aug 15, 2008

Tax competition occurs when governments adopt more attractive tax policies to attract people to live and do business within their borders.

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Simon, Julian (1932-1998)

by Donald J. Boudreaux on Aug 15, 2008

Simon was an American economist who wrote on the ways in which human innovation and efficiency makes population growth a net benefit for production.

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Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898)

by M. L. Schut on Aug 15, 2008

The former prime minster of the United Kingdom, Gladstone was a statesman advocating a platform of limited government and free-market economics.

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Social Darwinism

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Social Darwinism applied the idea of “survival of the fittest” to society to poor ends. However, its intellectual founders did not share those views.

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Immigration

by Daniel T. Griswold on Aug 15, 2008

Historically, the US maintained a stance of open borders. Only in recent years have immigration regulations been put into place.

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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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Freedom

by Terry Price on Aug 15, 2008

While valued by many schools of thought, freedom can be understood in a variety of ways, such as the difference between positive and negative freedom.

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Government

by Jan Narveson and David Trenchard on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Narveson and Trenchard outline the major theories of government and critique how modern governments fail in their basic functions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fisher, Antony (1915-1988)

by Jo Kwong on Aug 15, 2008

Fisher made an important contribution to the libertarian movement by creating liberty-advancing public policy think tanks active around the globe.

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Ferguson, Adam (1723-1816)

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Adam Ferguson’s writings, notably his Essay on the History of Civil Society, provided an important analysis of how social institutions form.

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Limited Government

by Stephen Davies on Aug 15, 2008

The idea that government should be subject to the law and possess only those powers granted by law is fundamental to libertarianism.

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Fascism

by Bryan Caplan on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Bryan Caplan outlines the history of fascist regimes and distinguishes what differentiates fascism from other totalitarian regime forms.

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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.