David Hume’s View on the Size and Scale of Government

Portrait of David Hume

This evening I received a link from a user on twitter ( @jpayneancap ) to an article by Donald W. Livingston over at The Imaginative Conservative discussing the ideal size and scale of the state. LibertyExplored takes no official position on whether there should be a state, as we realize the significant contribution that both anarchists and minarchists have made to the libertarian tradition. Our view is that any government that exists should be decentralized in nature and small in size.

In this article, Livingston lays out the approach David Hume takes to the issue of the … Continue reading