This is a group to gather all the freedom lovers out there, whether classical liberals, libertarians, or individualist anarchists. Of course, everybody who is curious about their beliefs and values is welcome as well.

Classical liberals and libertarians believe in unalienable individual rights. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness really and originally mean self-ownership, private property, and freedom of contract. From this perspective, that government is best which governs least.

However, isn't that government which governs least no government at all? Individualist anarchists do indeed advocate a society without any government. Provided that a critical number of people agree on the basic legal principles of self-ownership, private property, and freedom of contract, law and security can be produced more efficiently by markets than by central planning agencies. This might sound utopian even to many libertarians, but it certainly is a principled and inspiring stance. Which might eventually be decisive, as Friedrich Hayek said: "We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage, a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds."

Therefore, everybody is invited to discuss with us, no matter what your political background may be. Learn more about the ethical/legal case for a free society in the videosGeorge Ought to Help and The State vs. the Highwayman. For the utilitarian/economic case, see The Machinery of Freedom and Law without Government.

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