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Libertarianism
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Politics series This article is about libertarianism, a liberal individualist philosophy favoring private property (the most common meaning of the term today in the US, Canada, the UK and most other English-speaking countries). ... Look up Politics on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Politics (disambiguation) Democracy History of democracy List of democracy and elections-related topics List of years in politics List of politics by country articles Political corruption Political economy Political movement Political parties of the world Political party Political psychology Political sociology Political...

Factions
Minarchism
Anarcho-capitalism
Paleolibertarianism
Neolibertarianism
Geolibertarianism
In civics, minarchism, sometimes called minimal statism, is the view that the size, role and influence of government in a free society should be minimal - only large enough to protect the liberty of each and every individual, without violating the liberty of any individuals itself. ... Anarcho-capitalism refers to an anti-statist philosophy that embraces capitalism as one of its foundational principles. ... Paleolibertarianism is a school of thought within American libertarianism founded by Murray Rothbard and Lew Rockwell, and closely associated with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. ... Neolibertarianism is a subset of libertarian thought that embraces incrementalism and pragmatism domestically and a generally interventionist foreign policy. ... Geolibertarianism is a political philosophy that holds with other forms of libertarianism that all products of labor should be privately owned and controlled. ...


Influences
Objectivism
Austrian School
Classical liberalism
Individualist anarchism
Objectivism is the philosophy developed by Russian-born American philosopher and author Ayn Rand. ... The Austrian School is a school of economic thought that rejects opposing economists reliance on methods used in natural science for the study of human action, and instead bases its formalism of economics on relationships through logic or introspection called praxeology. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with liberalism. ... Josiah Warren is the first American individualist anarchist Individualist anarchism, while being advocated among some European philosophers in various forms, has a distinctive flavor in The United States of America. ...


Practices
Capitalism
Non-aggression
In common usage capitalism refers to an economic system in which all or most of the means of production are privately owned and operated, and where investment and the production, distribution and prices of commodities (goods and services) are determined privately in a free market, rather than by the state. ... The non-aggression principle or non-aggression axiom is defined as a prohibition against the initiation of force, or the threat of force, against persons or property. ...


Key issues
Economic views
Views of rights
Theories of law
Criticism
The Austrian School of economics and the Chicago School of economics are important foundations of the economic system favored by modern libertarians —capitalism, where the means of production are privately owned, economic and financial decisions are made privately rather than by state control, and goods and services are exchanged in... Libertarians and Objectivists limit what they define as rights to variations on the right to be left alone, and argue that other rights such as the right to a good education or the right to have free access to water are not legitimate rights and do not deserve the same... Libertarian theories of law build on libertarianism or classical liberalism. ... Libertarianism is a political philosophy that supports largely unrestricted property rights and opposes most government functions (such as taxation, prosecution of victimless crimes and regulations on businesses beyond the minimum required to prevent fraud or property damage) as coercive, even if a democratic majority supports it. ...

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A civil libertarian is one who is actively concerned with the protection of individual civil liberties and civil rights. Civil libertarians do not necessarily agree with economic libertarianism. Civil liberties are protections from the power of governments. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... This article is about libertarianism, a liberal individualist philosophy favoring private property (the most common meaning of the term today in the US, Canada, the UK and most other English-speaking countries). ...


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Encyclopedia: Civil libertarians (143 words)
Civil libertarian refers to one who is actively concerned with the protection of individual liberty.
Generally one who considers themselves a civil libertarian is concerned with civil liberties and civil rights.
Civil libertarians might, for example, argue that the fundamental civil right to self determination means that pornography and drug use should be legal, but they might have no objection to taxation and civil ordinances.
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