Is Liberty on the Rise?

History says yes
by JULIAN ADORNEY

The Freeman

Some libertarians despair at the prospect of shrinking Leviathan. How can we make meaningful change when the system is stacked against us? And how can we be freer when our political leaders only seem interested in growing government and having more control over the economy?

But the fact is that we’ve already made enormous strides. The history of the federal government since World War II tells a tale of increasing freedom and—believe it or not—decreased intervention. In the great battle of ideas between economic liberty and interventionism, liberty is slowly winning.

Let’s look at some examples.

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