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Economic Freedom Map | Fraser Institute
Excellent research tool that shows the ranked economic freedom of all nations.
freedom  liberty  business  world  politics  regulation  law  government  culture 
june 2018 by edj
I used to be a free speech absolutist. Charlie Hebdo changed that. - The Washington Post
A sad day when a journalism professor acquiesces (endorses, even?) the idea that we should censor ourselves so as not to offend anyone and everyone the world over.
freespeech  1stamendment  journalism  liberty  freedom 
june 2018 by edj
The Crisis of Western Civ - The New York Times
Without a doubt the best opinion piece I read in the NYT in 2017. Although it wanders into the weeds of current events, this essay encapsulates in concise form the core ideals of Western Civilization and articulates what those value meant before they were wrongly conflated with racism and imperialism. In other words, this is what's worth fighting for.
history  democracy  liberalism  liberty  values  culture  western_civilization 
december 2017 by edj
George Orwell: You and the Atomic Bomb
Key quote:

"that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will tend to be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance."
military  Philosophy  history  geopolitics  liberty  futurism 
september 2017 by edj
You Know Less Than You Think About Guns - Reason.com
One of the best essays exploring social science research on guns and crime.
firearms  guns  law  regulation  government  liberty  safety  crime 
june 2016 by edj
What Our Top Spy Doesn't Get: Security and Privacy Aren't Opposites
On the false dichotomy of security vs. privacy and why the real issue is liberty vs. control
liberty  politics  government 
february 2008 by edj
Real Nightmare
All about the Real ID Act of 2005.
liberty  government  real_id 
august 2007 by edj
Going to Yosemite? Get your Passport Ready! | Slashdot
Real ID: the mark of the Beast and the End of America.
liberty  government 
august 2007 by edj

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