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Populist vs. Libertarian

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Populistnoun

A person who advocates populism (a movement against ruling elites who are presumed not to act in the interests of the ordinary citizen).

Libertariannoun

One who advocates liberty, either generally or in relation to a specific issue.

Populistnoun

A politician who advocates specific policies just because they are popular.

Libertariannoun

A believer in a political doctrine that emphasizes individual liberty and a lack of governmental regulation, intervention, and oversight both in matters of the economy (‘free market’) and in personal behavior where no one’s rights are being violated or threatened; also, a ‘classical liberal’, akin to an ‘anarcho-capitalist’.

Populistnoun

A person who advocates democratic principles.

Libertariannoun

A left-libertarian, an antiauthoritarian believer in both individual freedom and social justice (social equality and mutual aid), such as a social anarchist.

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Populistadjective

Democratic.

Libertariannoun

(philosophy) A believer in the freedom of the thinking beings to choose their own destiny, i.e. a believer in free will as opposed to those who believe the future is predetermined.

Populistadjective

(of a political policy) Put forward just because it would be popular.

Libertarianadjective

Having the beliefs of libertarians; having a relative tendency towards liberty.

Populistadjective

Of or pertaining to populism.

Libertarianadjective

(dated) Relating to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.

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Populistnoun

A member of the People's party.

Libertarianadjective

Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.

Populistnoun

an advocate of democratic principles

Libertariannoun

One who holds to the doctrine of free will.

Populistnoun

a person, especially a politician, who strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups

‘he ran as a populist on an anti-corruption platform’; ‘right-wing populists seem poised to make electoral gains’;

Libertariannoun

someone who believes the doctrine of free will

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Populistadjective

relating to or characteristic of a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups

‘a populist opposition leader’; ‘populist tabloid newspapers’; ‘party leaders plan to reprise the populist rhetoric that they used in the tax fight’;

Libertariannoun

an adherent of libertarianism

‘libertarian philosophy’;

Populistadjective

appealing to or aimed at ordinary people

‘it seems their efforts in creating a populist movement for chamber music are paying off’;

Libertariannoun

a person who advocates civil liberty.

Libertariannoun

a person who believes in free will.

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