The Politics of Freedom
According to David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute, libertarianism is the application of science and reason to the study of politics and public policy. By focusing on the actual effects of policies, libertarians understand that intentions do not equal outcomes. As such, libertarians understand that private property, free markets, and tolerance are all vital elements of a prosperous and free society. Boaz uses this analysis to contrast the past and present, and examine the consequences of adopting various rules of social order.