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Libertarianism is a political philosophy emphasising the rights of the individual; that both social and economic decisions are best made by individuals instead of the government. The doctrine of stresses limited government and the right to self-ownership. Libertarianism cannot easily be placed on the left-right scale that is usually used to analyse political philosophies.

Synonyms: individualist, Free-marketer, Objectivist, classical liberal, right liberal, market liberal, strict constructionist, propertarian, laissez-faire, Lockean. Old Whig, progressive
Antonyms: collectivist, socialist, communist, fascist, populist, statist, social progressive, Green, communitarian.

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