freedom   20076

« earlier    

The tyranny of transparency | Privacy | spiked
Its undermining marks a significant shift in the values of the West. Although many chart the development of the idea of privacy from the Ancients onwards, drawing attention to Aristotle’s distinction between polis (political, public life) and oikos (domestic, family life), actually the importance we have long attached to it in liberal societies is largely a modern, post-Enlightenment achievement. That is, the idea of privacy as we understand it today developed as part of that broader struggle for liberty from the 16th century onwards, drawing initially on the deepening concept of private property, of every man’s home being his castle, and the calls for religious toleration and freedom of conscience, before then acquiring a moral and psychological dimension during the 19th and 20th centuries. By the time of John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, written during the 1850s, the private sphere, a space in which the individual was free to think, to experiment and to pursue his life as he deemed fit, was clearly delimited and sacrosanct: a space into which the state was not to intrude, and over which majority opinion was not to dominate.

‘Behind closed doors’. It’s quite a turnaround. The closed door might once have represented the legitimate limit to the public’s gaze; now it’s an impediment to seeing what we, the public, need to see, a sign that something untoward could be happening, something sexually deviant, ideologically improper, politically incorrect, perhaps involving marital infidelity and olive oil, perhaps not.
freedom  privacy  opinion  essay 
4 days ago by aries1988
Bitcoin isn't money — it's a 'censorship-resistant asset class'
The cryptocurrency, which is hovering around the $4,800 mark, is more like an economy run by its users rather than a threat to mainstream money.
bitcoin  finance  freedom  money 
4 days ago by pankkake
Quotation of the Day…
It is only because the control of the means of production is divided among many people acting independently that nobody has complete power over us, that we as individuals can decide what to do with ourselves.
property  freedom  hayek  quotes 
5 days ago by jmartindf
Sunday afternoon walk in the woods. Getting out into nature.
nature  freedom  hiking  from twitter
8 days ago by catherine_delia
UK's foremost libel lawyer sets his sights on Israel's enemies | The Times of Israel
“There’s a Jewish choice in life,” he continues. “You can either be the Jew that people want to pick on — or they can say, oh, typical Jews, so belligerent. I always think, well, if people don’t like me, at least I’ve hit them.”

Lewis takes a ruthless approach, believing that it’s necessary to be aggressive against anti-Semites on social media.

“Someone can be a Nazi, but at least [if they are taken to court] they can be a homeless Nazi,” he says. “I’m quite happy to take their homes off them. If these people would have rational debate, I would do that [instead], but they are nutters who have conspiratorial theories and I will never change their outlook.”
uk  law  journalism  freedom 
9 days ago by juliusbeezer
The Paris Statement - A Europe We Can Believe In
For Europe’s younger generations, however, reality is far less gilt with gold. Libertine hedonism often leads to boredom and a profound sense of purposelessness. The bond of marriage has weakened. In the roiling sea of sexual liberty, the deep desires of our young people to marry and form families are often frustrated. A liberty that frustrates our heart’s deepest longings becomes a curse. Our societies seem to be falling into individualism, isolation and aimlessness. Instead of freedom, we are condemned to the empty conformity of consumer- and media-driven culture. It is our duty to speak the truth: The Generation of ’68 destroyed but did not build. They created a vacuum now filled by social media, cheap tourism and pornography.
politics  faith  freedom 
9 days ago by bjr
Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Freedom and the Significance of the Pause
Freedom is the capacity to pause in the face of stimuli from many directions at once and, in this pause, to throw one’s weight toward this response rather than that one.

– Rollo May
oppression  Philosophy  freedom  psychology 
10 days ago by inonaz

« earlier    

related tags

(country)  (quotation  ***  *  2016  2017  30  30rock  abuse  access  activism  activist  adf  adrian.bejan  adventure  advertising  advocacy  africa  ai  algorithm  algorithms  alt-right  alt.right  altright  amazon  america  android  arizona  article  auspol  awesome  backpacking  baldwin  best  bitcoin  blackliberation  blahblahblah  brain  brainscience  breaking  brockhampton  buckley  bullshit  bureaucracy  business  buy  capitalism  card  cars  cash  categories  censor  censorship  charging  chase  children  china  citizens  cloud  coag  code  communication  community  competition  computers  conservatism  control  copyright  copywrong  corporate  corruption  credit  crime  crypto  culture  cyberspace  data  davidfosterwallace  debian  deep.learning  democracy  deputy  design  desires  discoverit  discrimination  distortions  drm  earbuds  economic  economics  education  eff  electronics  engineering  environment  ereading  essay  ethics  evidence  expression  facebook  facial.recognition  faith  feminism  fighters  finance  firing  firstamendment  firstammendment  for  fr  free-speech  free  freedom-of-speech  freedomofexpression  freedomofspeech  freemarkets  freespeech  fun  funny  gay  gender  google  government  guns  harassment  hardware  hayek  health  healthcare  hiking  history  hospitality  hosting  howto  https  humanrights  humor  identity  idiots  ifttt  immigration  indie  inequality  insiders  inspire  intensity  internet  islam  james  japan  jaybird  jordan  journalism  journalists  karma  kenneth  kevin-abstract  kids  knowledge  l2l  land  laptop  lasc  law  leadership  learning  left  lgbt  liberal_lies  liberation  libertarian  libertarianism  liberty  librarianship  life  linux  local  machine.learning  mainstream  management  marriage  media  migration  mindfulness  mindset  mobocracy  money  motivate  motivation  music  nagel  nature  neural.networks  news  newspaper  ngo  of  online  open.web  opensource  opinion  oppression  panopticon  parliament  parliamentary  patriotism  patterns  people  philosophy  phone  physics  police  political  politics  positive  predictions  press  privacy  programming  property  protest  psychology  quality  quora  quotation  quote  quotes  race  racism  radar  radio  rape  relationship  religion  repression  research  revolution  rights  rightwing  rock  rotating  ruby  rules  russia  sale  scanner  science  security  sex  simplicity  slavery  social  software  south  speaker  speech  spying  stanford  stories  subject)  supreme.court  surveillance.capitalism  surveillance  tech  technology-is-not-the-solution-for-everything  technology  television  tenure  terrorism  theology  think  tibet  tifwe  tolerance  tonimorrison  tracy  tradgedy.of.the.commons  transparency  trump  tuesday  turnintolove  tv  twitter  type-report  type-research  type-website  uk  united_states  usa  use?  venezuela  video  vpn  w3m  walsh  war  web  will  william  women  wordpress  work  working  writing 

Copy this bookmark: