Minarchism
Minarchism (also known as minimal statism) is a political philosophy and a form of libertarianism. It is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it holds that states ought to exist (as o...
Criticisms of welfare
The modern welfare state has been criticized on economic and moral grounds from all ends of the political spectrum. Classical liberals, libertarians and conservatives often argue that the provision of...
Elite capture
Elite capture is where resources transferred designated for the benefit of the larger population are usurped by a few individuals of superior status - be it economic, political, educational, ethnic, o...
Welfare trap
The welfare trap (or unemployment trap or poverty trap in British English) theory asserts that taxation and welfare systems can jointly contribute to keep people on social insurance because the withdr...
Night-watchman state
A night-watchman state, or a minimal state, is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it is a form of government in political philosophy where the state's only legitimate function is th...
Fiscal conservatism
Fiscal conservatism is a politicoeconomic philosophy with regard to fiscal policy and the advocating of fiscal responsibility. Fiscal conservatives advocate the avoidance of deficit spending, the redu...
Welfare culture
Welfare culture refers to the behavioral consequences of providing poverty relief (i.e., welfare) to low-income individuals. Welfare is considered a type of social protection, which may come in the fo...
Dallas Accord
The Dallas Accord was an implicit agreement made at the 1974 Libertarian National Convention to compromise between the larger minarchist and smaller anarcho-capitalist factions by adopting a platform ...
Limited government
Limited government gives citizens more control on how they shape their local environment and policy. More emphasis becomes placed on local government and policy, giving more citizen access to particip...
Samaritan's dilemma
The Samaritan's dilemma is a dilemma in the act of charity. It hinges on the idea that when presented with charity, in some location such as a soup kitchen, a person will act in one of two ways: using...
Broken Britain
Broken Britain is a term which has been used in The Sun newspaper, and by the Conservative Party to describe a perceived widespread state of social decay in the United Kingdom. The Sun has run frequen...
Laissez-faire
Laissez-faire (/ˌlɛseɪˈfɛr-/, [lɛsefɛʁ]) is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are relatively free from government interference such as restrictions, privileges, tariffs,...
Nanny state
Nanny state is a term of British origin that conveys a view that a government or its policies are overprotective or interfering unduly with personal choice. The term "nanny state" likens government to...
Welfare's effect on poverty
The effect of social welfare on poverty is controversial. Since the goal of welfare programs is to reduce poverty, it has been debated, primarily in the United States, whether or not welfare programs ...
Welfare's effect on poverty - Wikipedia
Entitlement theory
Entitlement theory is a theory of distributive justice and private property created by Robert Nozick in his book Anarchy, State, and Utopia. The theory is Nozick's attempt to describe "justice in hold...
Pensions crisis
The pensions crisis is a predicted difficulty in paying for corporate, state, and federal pensions in the United States and Europe, due to a difference between pension obligations and the resources se...
Pensions crisis - Wikipedia
Anarcho-capitalism and minarchism
Anarcho-capitalism and minarchism are two distinct strains of libertarianism. Although anarcho-capitalists and minarchists agree on most political issues, they are sometimes hostile towards each other...
Forgotten man
Forgotten man is a phrase with several meanings, some of which are polar opposites. It was first used by William Graham Sumner in his article The Forgotten Man to refer to the person compelled to pay ...
Welfare queen
Welfare queen is a pejorative phrase used in the United States to refer to people, usually women, who are accused of collecting excessive welfare payments through fraud or manipulation. Reporting on w...
Small government
Small government is government which minimizes its own activities. It is an important topic in libertarianism and classical liberalism.
In Australian politics, Labor has traditionally been perceiv...
Immigration
Immigration is the movement of people into a country to which they are not native in order to settle there, especially as permanent residents or future citizens. Immigrants are motivated to leave thei...
Immigration - Wikipedia