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The Top Ten
Jefferson constantly tried to suppress the expansion of the federal government, and envisioned a society where individuals and families were self-sufficient. - Alpha101
Locke was also a major proponent of free markets, civil liberties, and individualism. - Alpha101
Smith was one of the earliest advocates of free-market capitalism, and he arguably had the greatest influence on our economic model today. He is still being studied today. - Alpha101
Coolidge reduced taxes, deregulated the economy, and presided over one of the best decades in American history for economic growth. Some critics state that Coolidge's policies helped begin the Great Depression, though that's debatable. - Alpha101
Goldwater was a senator and presidential candidate in the 20th century. He was actually pretty moderate for the time, with saying things such as "You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight." He was very good friends with John F. Kennedy, and was very critical of the religous right taking over the Republican party. He even said at one point, "Do not associate my name with anything you do. You are extremists, and you've hurt the Republican party much more than the Democrats have." Although he had some moderate views, he opposed the civil rights act of 1964, stating that the bill would allow the federal government to intrude on matters that were resolved to the states and private businesses. Goldwater was one of the most important political figures in the 1900s, and is still influential today. - Alpha101
Friedman was a major proponent of the free market, and supported the Reagan administration's efforts in simplifying the tax code. He did hold some liberal beliefs, though. He supported legalizing all drugs, providing all citizens with a guaranteed income, etc. Friedman is considered to be one of the most influential economists of all time. - Alpha101
He was more libertarian than conservative.
Shapiro has just recently grown to fame. He was heavily critical of the Obama administration, and supports positions that would limit the growth of government. - Alpha101
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I also find it hypocritical that he’s Jewish, yet liberals hate him. I thought that we gave people of color the right to vote? Or is that only true when it’s for your agenda, libtards?
Sowell is another very influential conservative economist, and confused with Friedman several times throughout his career. - Alpha101
Monroe always tried to prevent the growth of the federal government, and is usually held highly among conservatives. - Alpha101
Paul was a senator and a presidential candidate. He supported deregulation of the economy, lowering taxes, and lowering the national debt. - Alpha101
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