economic libertarian


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Noun1.economic libertarian - a libertarian who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state
libertarian - an advocate of libertarianism
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents a view of natural freedom quite different from the modern economic libertarian understanding.
Thus it was endorsed by both liberals and economic libertarians who defended a free market, as well as democratic socialists who believed that the government should have some role to play in a welfare society.
The subset of Chicago School economic libertarians fare no better as a practical matter (who cares if employment discrimination is disutile or the "drug war" not cost-effective?