Classical liberals have long held that a social system that maximizes individual liberty is the most reliable institution for eradicating poverty. To bring the blessings of liberty to the billions of individuals who still suffer in extreme privation, the lessons of John Locke and Adam Smith must continue to find apt and effective students.

Loren E. Lomasky is the Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law at the University of Virginia.
Kyle Swan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Sacramento State University. His main teaching and research interests are Social, Moral and Political Philosophy.
Government and PoliticsLaw and LibertyPolitical Theory
Other Independent Review articles by Loren E. Lomasky
Summer 2016 Fleecing the Young
Winter 2015/16 The End of Socialism
Summer 1997 Autonomy and Automobility
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