Privacy and the government’s treatment of private information has changed with new waves of crime-detecting and information-collecting technology.
Libertarians support competition-based private planning of urban areas, rather than solutions that hinge on the government controlling property.
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.
Entrepreneurship, or the development of new products, methods, and means by individuals, is considered to be a compelling factor in economic growth.
Debates over money and banking policy ask to what degree should the government intervene? The Austrian Theory of Banking proposes: very little.
In this entry, Bradley Smith outlines the trends and outcomes of campaign finance reform legislation over the past 100 years.
Lawrence H. White explains the changing ways in which economists have thought about money and banking, including the debate over deregulation.
Italian scholars’ contributions to politics and economics include critical theoretical work on tax analysis, state authority, and public spending.
Conscription, or mandatory military service, has been implemented a number of times in U.S. history, but often under incomplete justification.
American foreign policy has operated on an interventionist platform for many decades. This approach does more harm than help to America and its allies.
The alliance of the military technology industry and the growth of the government’s war authority has led to increasingly aggressive foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.
A prosperous and relatively free society, the Dutch Republic was a major world power between the 16th and 18th centuries.
Islamic teachings contribute to or are consistent with many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights, and the strength of individuals.
In this entry, Robert Higgs outlines public opinion of war throughout American history and the stances the government took to anti-war sentiment.
The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.