What is Classical Liberalism?

Dr. Nigel Ashford explains the 10 core principles of the classical liberal & libertarian view of society and the proper role of government: 1) Liberty as the primary political value; 2) Individualism; 3) Skepticism about power; 4) Rule of Law; 5) Civil Society; 6) Spontaneous Order; 7) Free Markets; 8) Toleration; 9) Peace; 10) Limited Government. Dr. Ashford is Senior Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University.

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  1. taschrant

    Sure am a classical liberal!  I think libertarians need to try to take back the term ‘liberal’ from today’s modern liberal.

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