Aaron Libby Aaron F. Libby (born April 4, 1983) is an American politician who has been a member of the Maine House of Representatives for District 139 since 2010.
Adam Kokesh Adam Charles Kokesh is an American libertarian talk show host and activist. A decorated veteran of the War in Iraq, he came to disparage war and advocate nonviolent resistance to power.
Adam Smith Adam Smith (5 June 1723 OS (16 June 1723 NS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy.
Alexander von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philoso...
Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856).
Algernon Sidney Algernon Sidney or Sydney (14 or 15 January 1623 – 7 December 1683) was an English politician and member of the Long Parliament.
Antoine Destutt de Tracy Antoine Louis Claude Destutt, comte de Tracy (July 20, 1754 – March 9, 1836) was a French Enlightenment aristocrat and philosopher who coined the term "ideology".
Antonio Buehler Antonio Buehler is an American political activist known for his activism in police accountability, which stemmed from his controversial arrest in Austin on New Year's Day, 2012, after he witness...
Antony C. Sutton Antony Cyril Sutton (February 14, 1925 – June 17, 2002) was a British and American economist, historian, and writer.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali (full name: Ayaan Hirsi Magan Isse Guleid Ali Wai’ays Muhammad Ali Umar Osman Mahamud) (born 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born American (formerly Dutch) women's rights and ath...
Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926.
Barry Goldwater Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–65, 1969–87) and the Republican Party's nominee for president in ...
Benjamin Constant Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (25 October 1767 – 8 December 1830), or simply Benjamin Constant, was a Swiss-born French politician, writer on politics and religion.
Benno Straucher Benno or Beno Straucher was a Bukovina-born Austro–Hungarian lawyer, politician and Jewish community representative, who spent the final part of his career in Romania. A Jewish nationalist influenced by classical liberalism and Zionism, he first held political offices in Czernowitz city.
Bic Runga Briolette Kah Bic Runga MNZM (born 13 January 1976) recording as Bic Runga is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist pop artist whose first solo album, Drive, debute...
Bradley C.S. Watson Bradley C. S. Watson is a Canadian-born American political science educator, lawyer, and writer, and a member of the “West Coast Straussian” school of political thought.
Brian Sandoval Brian Edward Sandoval (born August 5, 1963) is the 29th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada and a member of the Republican Party.
Bruce Bawer Theodore Bruce Bawer (born October 31, 1956, in New York City), who writes under the name Bruce Bawer, is an American writer who has been a resident of Norway since 1999.
Buzz Osborne Roger "Buzz" Osborne, also known as King Buzzo (born March 25, 1964) is the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and technically the only remaining founding member of the Melvins.
Charles Bradlaugh Charles Bradlaugh (26 September 1833 – 30 January 1891) was a political activist and one of the most famous English atheists of the 19th century.
Chuck Baldwin Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin (born May 3, 1952) is an American politician, radio host and founder-pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida.
David Hume David Hume (25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.
David Laws David Anthony Laws PC (born 30 November 1965) is the British Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Yeovil, and the Minister of State for Schools and the Cabinet Office, where he has a cross-...
David Ricardo David Ricardo (18 April 1772 – 11 September 1823) was a British political economist.
E. S. P. Haynes Edmund Sidney Pollock Haynes (26 September 1877 – 5 January 1949) was a British lawyer and writer.
Edmund Burke Edmund Burke PC (12 January NS 17299 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who, after moving to England, serv...
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (born July 31, 1909 in Tobelbad (now Haselsdorf-Tobelbad), Austria-Hungary; died May 26, 1999, in Lans, Austria) was an Austrian Catholic nobleman and soci...
Ernest Benn Sir Ernest John Pickstone Benn, 2nd Baronet was a British publisher, writer and political publicist.
Francis Wrigley Hirst Francis Wrigley Hirst (10 June 1873 - 22 February 1953) was a British journalist, writer and editor of The Economist magazine.
Friedrich Hayek Friedrich August von Hayek CH (8 May 189923 March 1992), born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently known as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian, later British, ec...
Frédéric Bastiat Claude Frédéric Bastiat (30 June 1801 – 24 December 1850) was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.
Gary Herbert Gary Richard Herbert (born May 7, 1947) is an American politician who is the 17th and current Governor of Utah.
Gary Johnson Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American politician, businessman, and member of the Libertarian Party.
Gatewood Galbraith Louis Gatewood Galbraith (January 23, 1947 – January 4, 2012) was an American author and a constitutional attorney from the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky.
George Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen George Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen (10 August 1831 – 7 February 1907) was a British statesman and businessman best remembered for being "forgotten" by Lord Randolph Churchill.
Grover Cleveland Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States; as such, he is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1...
Guy Sorman Guy Sorman (born March 10, 1944, Paris, France) is a French professor, columnist, author, and public intellectual in economics and philosophy.
Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson (born February 19, 1953 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a professor of political science at the University of Iceland and a frequent commentator on current affairs in the...
Harold Cox Harold Cox (Tonbridge, Kent 1859 – 1 May 1936) was a Liberal MP for Preston from 1906 to 1909.
Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading tra...
Henry George Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American writer, politician and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax, also known as the "s...
Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.
Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was a German philosopher who is widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy.
Ivan Hribar Ivan Hribar (19 September 1851 – 18 April 1941) was a Slovene and Yugoslav banker, politician, diplomat and journalist.
Jean-Baptiste Say Jean-Baptiste Say was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 17122 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century.
Jeremy Bentham Jeremy Bentham (– 6 June 1832) was a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer.
John Bright John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation, and a strong critic of British foreign policy.
John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO, DL (10 January 1834 – 19 June 1902)—known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Bt from 1837 to 1869 and usually referred to simply as ...
John Jewkes John Jewkes (1902–1988) was a British classical liberal economist.
John Locke John Locke FRS (29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Cla...
John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill, (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant.
John Yarmuth John Allan Yarmuth is the U.S. Representative for serving since 2007.
Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges (KBE; 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires.
José Martí José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) is a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature.
Justin Amash Justin A. Amash (born April 18, 1980) is an American attorney, Republican politician, and member of Congress.
Leonard Read Leonard Edward Read (September 26, 1898 – May 14, 1983) was the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), which was one of the first modern libertarian institutions the United S...
Ljubo Sirc Ljubo Sirc CBE (born April 19, 1920 in Kranj, Slovenia) is a British-Slovene economist and prominent dissident from the former Yugoslavia.
Ludwig von Mises Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973) was a philosopher, Austrian School economist, sociologist, and classical liberal.
Mao Yushi Mao Yushi (born 14 January 1929 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a Chinese economist.
Mario Vargas Llosa Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Michel Chevalier Michel Chevalier (13 January 1806 – 18 November 1879) was a French engineer, statesman, economist and free market liberal.
Milton Friedman Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades.
Norman P. Barry Norman Patrick Barry was an English political philosopher best known as an exponent of classical liberalism.
Oliver Smedley Major Oliver Smedley MC (1911–1989) was a British businessman involved in classical liberal politics and pirate radio.
Oscar Giannino Oscar Fulvio Giannino is an Italian journalist and politician: he is the former president of the free-market oriented party Stop the Decline.
Pascal Salin Pascal Salin (born May 16, 1939) is a French free market economist, professor emeritus at the Université Paris-Dauphine and a specialist in public finance and monetary economics.
Per Ericson Per Ericson (1965–2007) was a Swedish journalist and author with a background in the Moderate Party.
Peter Schiff Peter David Schiff (born March 23, 1963) is an American businessman, investment broker, author and financial commentator.
Pierre Étienne Louis Dumont Pierre Étienne Louis Dumont (18 July 1759 – 29 September 1829), known as Étienne Dumont, sometimes anglicised as Stephen Dumont, was a Genevan political writer.
R. J. Harris Richard Jason Satawk "R. J." Harris (born November 16, 1972) is an United States Army National Guard warrant officer, politician, law student and former Air Traffic Controller.
Rand Paul Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky.
Richard Cobden Richard Cobden (3 June 1804 – 2 April 1865) was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major Free Trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.
Rick Snyder Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder (born August 19, 1958) is an American politician, business executive, venture capitalist, and 48th Governor of Michigan.
Robert Nozick Robert Nozick (November 16, 1938 – January 23, 2002) was an American philosopher who was most prominent in the 1970s and 1980s.
Robertson Gladstone Robertson Gladstone (15 November 1805 – 23 September 1875) was an English merchant and politician.
Roland Wilson (barrister) Sir Roland Knyvet Wilson (27 August, 1840 - 29 October, 1919) was an English academic and political writer.
Ron Paul Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician, author, and former politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas' 14th and 22nd congressional districts.
S. W. Alexander Stanley Walter Alexander (16 November 1895 – 23 March 1980) was a British journalist and political activist.
Say's Political Economy Traité d'économie politique or in English "A Treatise on Political Economy; or The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth" or more commonly, Say's Political Economy was writ...
Silvio Spaventa Silvio Spaventa was an Italian journalist, politician and statesman who played a leading role in the unification of Italy, and subsequently held important positions within the newly formed Itali...
Susanna Creperio Verratti Susanna Creperio Verratti is an Italian political philosopher and journalist, whose views are influenced by classical liberalism and liberal conservatism.
Tammy Bruce Tammy K. Bruce (born August 20, 1962) is an American radio host, author, and political commentator.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) an...
Thomas Mackay Thomas Mackay was a British wine merchant and classical liberal.
Thomas Massie Thomas Leeke Massie (20 October 1802 – 20 July 1898) was an admiral in the British Navy.
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine (– June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary.
Thomas Spence Thomas Spence (June 21 Old Style/ July 2 New Style, 1750 – September 8, 1814) was an English Radical and advocate of the common ownership of land.
Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist.
Vladimir Tismăneanu Vladimir Tismăneanu (born July 4, 1951) is a Romanian and American political scientist, political analyst, sociologist, and professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Václav Klaus Václav Klaus (born 19 June 1941) is a Czech economist and politician who served as the second President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013.
Walter B. Jones, Jr. Walter Beaman Jones, Jr. (born February 10, 1943, in Farmville, North Carolina) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1995.
Wilhelm von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt (22 June 1767 – 8 April 1835) was a Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the University of Berlin, which...
William Ewart Gladstone William Ewart Gladstone, FRS, FSS(29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898), was a British Liberal politician.
William Tebb William Tebb (October 22, 1830, Manchester - January 23, 1917, Burstow) was a British businessman and wide-ranging social reformer, particularly known as an anti-vaccinationist and author of anti-vaccination books.