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Encyclopedia of Libertarianism

featuring Charles Murray, Jason Kuznicki, Ronald Hamowy, & William Galston on Oct 14, 2008

The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism is the first comprehensive, encyclopedic treatment of the libertarian movement.

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Cato’s Letters

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Cato’s Letters were letters published in 18th cent. Britain, focused on the concept of liberty and questioned tyrannical authority structures.

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Whiggism

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

British Whigs were early supporters of constitutionalism and later continued to work for a platform of classical liberalism and republicanism.

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Hayek, Friedrich A. (1889-1992)

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

F.A. Hayek was one of the most prominent economists and philosophers on the side of free-market economics and individualism; his work is often discussed today.

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Economics, Chicago School of

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Economists in the Chicago School use highly empirical arguments to reach their conclusions and advocate for deregulated markets and policy focus on money supply.

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Pursuit of Happiness

by Hans Eicholz on Aug 15, 2008

The Declaration of Independence famously spoke of right to “the pursuit of happiness,” a phrase that has been questioned as to its extent and meaning.

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English Civil Wars

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Ronald Hamowy overviews the English Civil Wars of the mid 17th century and the raised issues of royal authority and religious liberty.

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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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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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Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)

by Brian Doherty on Aug 15, 2008

Murray Rothbard’s writings provided a detailed and systematic explanation of politics, society, and economics consistent with libertarian ideas.

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Smith, Adam (1723-1790)

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Adam Smith is credited as one of the most important theorists of laissez-faire economics. His work is often seen as foundational to capitalism.

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The Literature of Liberty

by Tom G. Palmer on Feb 4, 1998

Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.