Mill quotes - Government intervention

Quotes from On Liberty (unless specified otherwise) which links to his views on government intervention.

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Mill - Government intervention

"The subject of this essay is...the nature and the limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." (Chapter 1)

State acts as a "Neutral Umpire" (Not a direct quote) - Mill wants to limit state interference in people's lives. Any restraint on an individual's liberty needs to be justified (e.g. Harm principle)

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