Libertarian and Authoritarian Conservatism


Libertarian Conservatism

If paternalistic conservatism is based on a communitarian perspective, libertarian conservatism represents an altogether different approach. The primary aim of libertarian conservatism is to liberate the economy from the political regulation

Libertarians such as Fredrich Hayek privillidge the role of autonomous individuals

At the heart of libertarian conservatism is a commitment to the market

Libertarian agenda summarised as follows:

  • Universal acceptence of the rules of the free market
  • State intervention and government planning reduced to a minimum
  • The welfare state


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