Market Democracy: Economic Freedom and Social Justice

Posted: 13 Aug 2009

Date Written: 2009


Can the classical liberal program of economic freedom and limited government be morally justified? I believe that it can be. In this paper I outline an interpretation of classical liberalism that I call market democracy. Market democracy affirms economic freedom as a requirement of social justice.

Keywords: Libertarianism, Liberalism, Social Justice, Property Rights

Suggested Citation

Tomasi, John, Market Democracy: Economic Freedom and Social Justice (2009). APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN:

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