Could it be Libertarian philosophy rooted back from Laozi / Lao Tzu (5th–4th century BCE) teaching ?Submitted by LIMSAN on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:11
As stated in wikipedia about Taoism and Laozi, I was suprised as I read the paragraph about libertarian philosophy written in a book called Tao Te Ching, followings :
"According to Laozi, the best way to govern is not to govern"
"The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people become."
"argued that minimizing the role of government and letting individuals develop spontaneously would best achieve social and economic harmony."
Similarly, the Cato Institute's David Boaz includes passages from the Daodejing in his 1997 book The Libertarian Reader.