Taxation as theft
The identification of taxation as theft is a viewpoint found in a number of political philosophies. Under this view, government transgresses property rights by enforcing compulsory tax collection. Aut...
Night-watchman state
A night-watchman state, or a minimal state, is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it is a form of government in political philosophy where the state's only legitimate function is th...
Big business
Big business are large-scale corporate-controlled financial or business activities. As a term, it is typically used to describe activities that run from "huge transactions" to the more general "doing ...
Ama-gi
Ama-gi is a Sumerian word (written ama-gi4 𒂼𒄄, also ama-ar-gi4) meaning, literally translated, "return to the mother," and used to refer to "The restoration of persons and property to their original...
Special rights
Special rights is a term originally used by libertarians to refer to laws granting rights to one or more groups which are not extended to other groups. Ideas of special rights are controversial, as t...
Big government
Big government is a term generally used by conservatives and libertarians to describe a government or public sector that they consider to be excessively large, corrupt and inefficient, or inappropriat...
Corporate statism
Corporate statism or state corporatism is a political culture and a form of corporatism whose adherents hold that the corporate group which is the basis of society is the state.As with other political...
Soft paternalism
The term libertarian paternalism was coined by behavioral economist Richard Thaler and legal scholar Cass Sunstein in a 2003 article in the American Economic Review. The authors developed their ideas ...
Anarcho-capitalist symbolism
A number of libertarians have embraced symbols which represent the convergence of anti-state (anarchist) and propertarian, pro-market ("capitalist") traditions. These icons are most widely accepted.
Taxation as slavery
Taxation as slavery is the belief that taxation results in an unfree society in which individuals are forced to work to enrich the government and the recipients of largesse, rather than for their own ...
Statism in Shōwa Japan
Statism in Shōwa Japan (国家主義, Kokka Shugi) was a political syncretism of Japanese right-wing political ideologies, developed over a period of time from the Meiji Restoration. It is also someti...
Alternative possibilities
Alternative possibilities for action are one of two criteria considered essential for libertarian free will and for moral responsibility. The other is to the ability to choose and do otherwise in exac...
Taxpayer Bill of Rights
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (abbreviated TABOR) is a concept advocated by conservative and free market libertarian groups, primarily in the United States, as a way of limiting the growth of government...
State capitalism
State capitalism is usually described as an economic system in which commercial (i.e. for-profit) economic activity is undertaken by the state, with management and organization of the means of product...
Choice architecture
Choice architecture is a term that is used to describe the different ways in which choices can be presented to consumers, and the impact of that presentation on consumer decision-making. For example, ...
Market populism
Market populism, coined by Thomas Frank, is the concept that the free market is more democratic than any democracy. Frank himself does not believe this premise and sets forth arguments against it in ...
Economic freedom
Economic freedom or economic liberty or right to economic liberty is the ability of members of a society to undertake economic direction and actions. This is a term used in economic and policy debates...
Natural and legal rights
Natural and legal rights are two types of rights. Legal rights are those bestowed onto a person by a given legal system. Natural rights are those not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of a...
Nolan Chart
The Nolan Chart is a political view assessment diagram created by David Nolan in 1969. The chart divides human political opinions into two vectors – economic opinion and personal opinion – to produce ...
Statism
In political science, Statism is the belief in the primacy of the State over the rights of the individual. Statism is effectively the opposite of anarchism and minarchism. Statism can take many forms...
Big Tobacco
Big tobacco is a pejorative term often applied to the tobacco industry in general, or more particularly to the "big three" tobacco corporations in the United States: Philip Morris USA (Altria), R.J. R...
Libertarian perspectives on abortion
Libertarians promote individual liberty and seek to minimize the role of the state. In the abortion debate some libertarians support legal access to abortion as part of their general support for indiv...
Nanny state
Nanny state is a term of British origin that conveys a view that a government or its policies are overprotective or interfering unduly with personal choice. The term "nanny state" likens government to...
Tax Freedom Day
Tax Freedom Day is the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically earned enough income to pay its taxes. Every dollar that is officially considered income by the government ...
White market
The white market, in libertarian economic theory, is the legal, official, authorised, or intended market for goods and services. It is distinct from the black market of illegally trafficked goods and ...
Big labor
Big labor or big labour is a pejorative term for large, organized labour unions, particularly in the United States. Union supporters typically avoid using the term, preferring instead "organized labou...
Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (/hɒbz/; 5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. ...
Libertarian management
Libertarian management is participative and/or non-authoritarian self-management, which typically emphasizes repetition of proven successes, institutional learning, and earmarking funds to project inv...
Statism and Anarchy
Statism and Anarchy (Russian: Государственность и анархия, Gosudarstvennost' i anarkhiia) was the last work by the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin. Written in the summer of 1873, the key themes ...