Molinari Explains the Difference between Monarchy and Popular Government

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“With the impending burial of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth, republicans from London to Sydney have ramped up their efforts to end the British monarchy. The resulting war of words between monarchists and their opponents has highlighted the sheer diversity of opinions over the desirability of monarchy. Indeed, it would be impossible to enumerate all the different criteria on which different groups and individuals judge monarchy as an institution. However, for those of us who favor the ideology known as laissez-faire liberalism — also known as ‘classical’ liberalism or libertarianism — a fundamental question we must ask ourselves in judging monarchies is whether or not they are useful in limiting state power.” (09/15/22)