Classic Liberalism – ‘Liberal’ is not such a bad word. Ten Principles of …


We don’t need people to plan our lives.

That may or may not be true. Certainly if we are all in this together then we need to work together — which implies that we need to plan our coexistence together to some degree.

From Wikipedia:

Classical liberalism is a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.

Classical liberalism developed in the nineteenth century in Western Europe, and the Americas. Although classical liberalism built on ideas that had already developed by the end of the eighteenth century, it advocated a specific kind of society, government and public policy required as a result of the Industrial Revolution and urbanization.


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