The Hazlitt Policy is a central location for model legislation that codifies the principles of free societies. Our policies not only reduce the scope of government but solve critical social ills and increase human well-being. Our policies and programs advance three core ideals: Peace, civil liberties, and free markets.
Free societies are peaceful societies characterized by harmony and strong social bonds. Governments unnecessarily divide communities and sow tension. In domestic affairs HPC advocates for civility and respect in political engagement. In foreign affairs our stance is summarized as, “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all, entangling alliances with none.”
Human liberty is the foundation of our legal system. The purpose of law is to be enable human freedom by protecting human rights from being violated by others. To the degree that government goes beyond this purpose, it violates the very rights it was established to protect. HPC fights to ensure that every individual is equal before the law.
Markets drive progress that cures diseases, raises people out of poverty, and improves the quality of life for everyone regardless of socioeconomic status. When markets are burdened with government regulation this progress is slowed and sometimes prevented. HPC fights to keep economic power decentralized and markets free and open.