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Liberal

A person who believes that one ought to be able to do what one would like provided it does not hurt another person. Liberalism was conceived in the 19th century primarily as an economic and social philosophy espousing religious liberty, the free market, and capitalism. In the 20th century, it became associated with the left, especially in the United States, due to a concern for social justice. As a result, a liberal tends to favor regulation of private enterprise. However, adherents to what is sometimes called "19th-century liberalism" or "European liberalism" are presumably more amenable to the free market.
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However, mercenary culture of the market for medical services is a recent development having its origins in all-encompassing liberalist ideology.
The concept of security community is a step towards peace, it has been derived from the Liberalist school of thought; it is characterized by the absence of war and military.
After the Islamists-dominated constitution-writing body Constitutional Assembly announced a partial constitution on Wednesday, anti-MB liberalists and secularists complained that the constitution was unfair.
In general, the liberalists have not been wrong in emphasising the need for macroeconomic stability; where they have gone sadly wrong is in focusing only on following certain procedures regardless of whether they produce the desired results--whether they do succeed in laying down the preconditions of long-term growth and also help the economy move beyond that to sustaining growth over long periods of time.
87) They are rhetorically liberalists who presuppose that international cooperation exists because all civilized countries appreciate military hegemony and the "shining beacon" of the exceptional American model of democracy.
ISLAMABAD, March 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Federal Government Wednesday beefed up the security of several other prominent political liberalists including Sherry Rehman and Fauzia Wahab following the brutal killing of Federal Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti.
ISLAMABAD, March 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): Federal Government Wednesday beefed up the security of several other prominent political liberalists including Sherry Rehman and Fauzia Wahab following the brutal killing of Federal Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti.
I realise that human rights activists, political correctness apparatchiks and bleeding heart liberalists will disagree with me on various points.
Eventually, Eastern nationalists and liberalists came to believe the fact that the West supported only regressive and traditional local governments that could not respond to the social and economical needs of the people and therefore should be removed.
Tracing the influence of classical liberalists on the founding fathers of the American Constitution, in the course of which he reclaims the founding fathers as part of an anarchistic tradition, Barsky rallies his readers with the statement that 'unrestrained faith and unconditional support for, say, U.
Even so, we can now expect long-haired bearded liberalists crying about an erosion of civil liberties and the claim that we are living under a nanny state.
If that had been replaced by a blanket ban I think a lot of people would have been very disillusioned with politicians and politics While the Government has come up with a number of compromises that most people will be quite happy with, there are those who will be offended by these proposals, chiefly health fanatics and staunch liberalists.