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Libertarian

A person who believes government policies should be limited to preventing harm, rather than promoting goodness. Libertarians holds that people have the right to do whatever they wish provided that they do not prevent others from doing whatever they want. For example, a libertarian would oppose slavery (because it violates the rights of the slave) but would also oppose minimum wages (because they violate the employer's right to pay whatever the employee will take).
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But Kymlicka is determined to discuss only rights and the market here, explaining that libertarians hold that "government has no right to interfere in the market, even in order to increase efficiency.
I think there's a big schism among libertarians that he's fallen short of expectations," Cisar said of Paul.
Libertarians resent paying taxes, and they hate red tape and overreaching government.
While national trends show declining party registration for Republicans and Democrats, since November 2012 the Libertarian Party has shown 11.
But there's a danger of over-adjustment--of mistaking the libertarian moment for the End of History.
You have probably the greatest database on the libertarian personality.
He notes, for example, that hard libertarians are not insensitive to the importance of consequences.
Although he uses the term "social justice" to refer to the philosophical standard by which the basic structure of society should be evaluated, the term is guaranteed to be misinterpreted by libertarians (and others) as referring to the type of redistributive social policies that were excoriated by Hayek.
To the centrist, the point of encouraging libertarians to enter academia is so they can advance libertarianism through research, teaching, or both.
They miss out on the marketing value of a diverse workplace, lose sales from LGBT consumers, and deny their workforce creative gays and lesbians, whom Outright Libertarians national secretary Brian Miller calls "overachievers.
McCain's selection of running mate Sarah Palin, the one-term governor of Alaska, could frustrate libertarians even more.
The much-vaunted civil libertarians of the left can be counted on to defend the rights of every anti-bourgeois segment of society, except when that segment crosses the State to which the left owes its primary loyalty.