Liberalist Key Thinkers

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  • LIBERALIST KEY THINKERS
    • JOHN LOCKE
      • Human Nature
        • humans are rational
        • guided by self-interest
        • concerned about others
      • The State
        • social contract to obey laws and be protected by the state
      • Society
        • act on self-interest
      • Economy
        • state shouldn't intervene in the economy
        • free market with no limits
        • laissez-faire economics
    • MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
      • The State
        • abolish monarchy
        • womens rights should be enshrined
      • Economy
        • free market improved by womens rights
      • Society
        • formal equality
        • all educated correctly together
        • society stifled individualism
      • Human Nature
        • 'the mind has no gender'
    • JOHN STUART MILL
      • Economy
        • free market is vital to individualism
      • Society
        • abolish slavery
        • utilitariansim
      • The State
        • harm principle
        • state intervenes only if necessary
      • Human Nature
        • everyone deserves freedom
        • don't exert power
        • always developing
    • JOHN RAWLS
      • Economy
        • welfare state and NHS positive
        • redistribution of wealth
      • Society
        • social justice
        • equality of opportunity
      • The State
        • limited state intervention
        • should provide for disadvantaged
      • Human Nature
        • we should look after others
        • must be empathetic
    • BETTY FRIEDAN
      • Economy
        • free market
        • legislation to prevent sexism
      • Society
        • equality of opportunity
        • individual choice
        • extend womens suffrage
      • The State
        • state should prevent all discrimmination
      • Human Nature
        • we are all rational
        • evolved human nature disadvantages women

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