A person who very
strongly believes in principle of 'no INITIATION
of force is allowed', with government
being included in the most frequent initiators of force, i.e. abusers.
typically view government
as a source of fraud, economic waste, political insanity, cronyism and legally created monopolies, as opposed to the body delivering important social services (see statists). Many libertarians
believe that government
per se, as such
, costs people more than its non-existence.
(proponents of minimum government
) and anarchists
(proponents of no government
to be protector 'against force and fraud'. Anarchists
want reliance on other
social mechanisms, such
as local community, common law, and free
market for defence against such
There is an important difference between
classical liberals and liberatarians: libertarians
market for reasons related to individual rights, while classical liberals advocate free
market for social utility.
Notable examples of anarchist libertarians
are David D. Friedman, professor of law, and Vernon Vinge, mathematician and scifi
Libertarians believe government is monopoly of force serving the monopolists and politically connected VIPs, not the people.
There's no such thing
as society, there are only individuals.
Self-interest trumps ideology.
Liberals are liars
and conservatives are cowards.