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I oppose 1) taxes beyond those needed to provide law enforcement / national defense, 2) government interference with free market forces, and 3) laws limiting individual freedom--restricting speech / public expression, limiting firearms, requiring military service, making certain acts crimes where there’s no victim, restrictions on private property use, etc. Freedom is protected by such property, so governments should not appropriate it for public welfare. (Note: Libertarians preaching abolition of government are often called anarcho-capitalists.) While my brand of libertarianism would abolish the state altogether and  abandon or vastly reduce private property rights, it values egalitarianism and order.  It would replace government with free associations. Co-ops and communes would be key units in the ideal way to organize society I imagine. (Note: Left anarchism comes in different forms. One is collectivist anarchism where means of production are collectively owned and managed by the producers themselves with labor-based compensation; another might emphasize need based distribution.) 

WV Theme #50A: Libertarian

WV Theme #50B: Left Anarchist

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--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

values free markets, limited role of state,  minarchism prefers no government===>values stateless society
values individual freedom, self-ownership, own labor values mutual aid, abolition of private ownership
values private ownership, private property rights  values Collectivist Anarchism, labor-based compensation
would abolish state, values Anarcho-capitalism values Anarchist Communism, need based distribution

summary Wikipedia article:  Libertarianism

summary Wikipedia article: Social Anarchism

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Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 16 Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 144

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #50A: Libertarian

Classical Liberalism  (from online encyclopedia)
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Libertarianism and Objectivism (from online encyclopedia)
Non-aggression Principle (from online encyclopedia)
Objectivism (from online encyclopedia)
Ayn Rand (from online encyclopedia)
The Cato Institute (from online encyclopedia)
The Free State Project (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch #15: Guns, the Tea Party and the U.S. Constitution
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Worldview Watch #35: Freedom and Motorcycle Helmet Laws
An Introduction to Libertarianism (from Institute of Humane Studies, George Mason University)
Reason -- Free Minds and Free Markets (foundation and associated magazine website)
Radicals for Capitalism, by Brian Doherty (2007 book about history of American libertarian movement)
For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek (read excerpts of classic 1949 book at Google Books)
The Objectivist Center (promoting Reason, Individualism, Achievement, and Freedom)
The Ludwig von Mises Institute (devoted to "the scholarship of liberty in the tradition of the Austrian school")
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
The Free Enterprise Nation  (organization seeking to "Educate, Unify, Advocate, and Take Back America")
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Freedom Fest (annual "largest gathering of free minds" held in Las Vegas, NV "the world's most libertarian city")
The Ayn Rand Institute

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America  by N. Gillespie and M. Welch (more on this 2012 book)

"The Myth of Live and Let Live Liberalism" by Jonah Goldberg (September 11, 2013 National Review Online article)
"Free Cities: Honduras Shrugged" (article in The Economist, December 10, 2011)
"Remembering the Real Ayn Rand" by Donald Luskin (April 14, 2011 Wall Street Journal opinion piece)
Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller (read excerpt from this 2009 book at NY Times)
Atlas Shrugged--50 Years Later, by Mark Skousen (2007 look at the legacy Ayn Rand's famous book)
"The (Not So) Lunatic Fringe" by Nathan Thornburgh (7/21/08 Time article about USA Libertarian party)

"Motorcycle Helmet Laws, Libertarian Values, and Public Health" by M. Jones and R. Bayer (2006 article)

What is Endangered: Climate or Freedom? by Vaclav Klaus
Critiques of Libertarianism (exhaustive links to this literature, includes liberal & conservative opponents!)
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The land of the free—Really? by Frances Moore Lappe (a skeptical look at USA freedom on Common Dreams website  October 29 2015)

The U.S. Libertarian Party
Libertarian International
Citizens Against Government Waste ("America's #1 taxpayer watchdog)
US Economy: Over-Regulated America (Feb 18 2012 editorial in The Economist)
Libertarian Causes Worth Supporting, Libertarian News
Why I am a Libertarian and How I Became One by Tom Burroughs
"The World's Shortest Libertarian FAQ" (website focusing on the basics behind libertarianism)
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quotes related to libertarianism
quotations from Ayn Rand

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #50B: Left Anarchist

Anarchism   (from online encyclopedia)
Anarchist Economics (from online encyclopedia)
Past and Present Anarchist Communities  (from online encyclopedia)
Egalitarianism (from online encyclopedia)
Left Libertarianism (from online encyclopedia)
Communism (from online encyclopedia)
List of Anarchist Organizations (from online encylopedia)
Mutualism  (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch #15: Guns, the Tea Party and the U.S. Constitution
Conversations with History: Activism, Anarchism, and Power, with Noam Chomsky (2002 UCTV program)
flag.blackened.net (Berkeley, CA based site has provided web space for anarchist ideas since 1996)
"InfoLiberalism, or How the Internet Can Replace the Traditional Political Order" by Sylvain Poirier 
Anarchist Theory FAQ, by Bryan Caplan 
Anarchist International Information Service  (links from Anarchism International website)
Anarchism in Norway: Past & Present
Workers Solidarity Movement (Irish anarchist organization)
History of Anarchist Movements (from Social Movements & Culture site at Washington State University)
International Socialist Organization (anarchist site, critical of "authoritarian socialism")
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