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Bloggingheads.tv - FOSTA, Sex Work, and the Internet
Reason columnist Elizabeth Nolan Brown discussing the serious and worrisome impact FOSTA could have on the internet as a whole.
internet  FOSTA  free-speech  Reason  bloggingheads  prostitution 
9 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
(64) Joe Rogan Experience #1274 - Nicholas Christakis - YouTube
Discussing his experience of censorship at Yale, his book, and evolutionary questions into friendships, evolution of friendships/kin folks, free speech, evolutionary psychology of sex robots,
JoeRogan  evolution  censorship  free-speech 
july 2019 by HispanicPundit
Joe Rogan Experience #1208 - Jordan Peterson - YouTube
On gender differences, identity politics, communism, Golf as a metric for business people to measure ones trustworthiness, how resentment/envy and signaling plays alot into leftist politics. Also how post modernism makes the whole concept of free speech moot.
JoeRogan  JordonPeterson  genderissues  censorship  free-speech 
july 2019 by HispanicPundit
Joe Rogan Experience #681 - Gad Saad - YouTube
Gad Saad and Joe Rogan discuss censorship in the West, primarily in academia and how that intersects with criticisms of Islam, and its propensity for violence.
Saad  Culture  Academia  #MeToo  JoeRogan  Religion  Islam  Free-Speech  genderissues 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
When De-Platforming Moves Way Beyond Alex Jones | The American Conservative
Being a platform is desirable for Facebook and the others, as it allows them to have no responsibility for the content they print, no need to create transparent rules or appeals processes for deplatforming, and users have no legal recourse. Publishers, on the other hand, are responsible for what they print, and can be taken to court if it’s libelous or maliciously false.

Social media’s claim to be a platform and not a publisher is based on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. That section, however, was predicated on social media companies being neutral public forums in return for legal protections against being sued over content they present. Now Twitter wants it both ways—they want the protection of being a platform but the power to ideologically manipulate their content as publishers do.
anti-trust  free-speech  socialMedia  AmericanConservative 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
Joe Rogan Experience #519 - Gad Saad - YouTube
On the evolutionary roots of consumerism, culture, modern politics and the underlying charity motives of actors.
evolution  culture  Saad  JoeRogan  Academia  actors  charity  islam  free-speech 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
Joe Rogan Experience #724 - Christina Sommers - YouTube
Christina Sommers on how feminism went off the rails and its impact on academia.
feminists  Academia  free-speech  podcasts  JoeRogan  ChristinaSommers 
may 2019 by HispanicPundit
Support for free speech: It's an IQ thing, by Steve Sailer - The Unz Review
In the past, Audacious has found unsurprising (but not enormous) demographic correlations: for example, 56% of Jews say yes to all five versus only 30% of Hispanics.

But now he’s hit the motherlode trait for broadly defending free speech: vocabulary or IQ. The GSS includes a 10 word vocabulary test whose results correlate surprisingly well with a full-scale IQ test. To avoid the problem of immigrants having a smaller English vocabulary, he restricted the sample to 12,370 individuals born in U.S. and who were surveyed in this century. That’s a spectacular correlation.
IQ  free-speech  Sailer  hispanics 
december 2017 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer Blog Posts - The Unz Review
Not everyone deserves to get to speak at a college campus. But those like Mr. Murray who use reasoned, evidence-based approaches to investigate matters of scholarly concern shouldn’t be forcibly silenced after they have been invited to do so.
Murray  protests  free-speech  sailer 
april 2017 by HispanicPundit
Americans Remain Committed to Free Speech, But… - The American Interest
In other words, it’s not just elite college campuses. Millennials, as a group, report a relatively weak commitment to free expression as it has been understood by American courts. It’s easy to imagine an authoritarian demagogue exploiting this somewhere down the line.
free-speech  AmericanInterest 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
Oh, Good, It’s 2016 and We’re Arguing About Whether Marxism Works
It does not take much imagination to draw a link between this idea and the Gulag. The gap between Marxist political theory and the observed behavior of Marxist regimes is tissue-thin. Their theory of free speech gives license to any party identifying itself as the authentic representative of the oppressed to shut down all opposition (which, by definition, opposes the rights of the oppressed). When Marxists reserve for themselves the right to decide “which forms of expression deserve protection and which don’t,” the result of the deliberation is perfectly obvious.

In the contemporary United States, these ideas are confined by the fact that only in certain communities (like college campuses) does the illiberal left have the power to implement its vision, and even there it is constrained by the U.S. Constitution. If illiberal ideas were to gain more power, the scale of their abuses would widen.
communist  history  free-speech 
april 2016 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: The Top 20 Political "Heavy Hitters" Lean Democrat
OpenSecrets tracks political contributions by source, and also identifies the political leanings of the organizations who spend money on political donations.  For example, the National Education leans strongly Democrat, the National Auto Dealers leans mildly Republican, and the National Association of Realtors is politically balanced. 

Overall, the top 20 political donors lean strongly Democrat, see the average above in the last row of the chart: 76% Democrat vs. 20% Republican.
supremecourt  unions  politics  perry  sidebar  free-speech  corporate 
august 2011 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Corporate Political Contributions as Tax Break
"If nothing else, this suggests that Citizens United is going to be a significant tax break for politically active smallish business owners. If you used to be a guy who shelled out $10,000 a year on political contributions, then you used to need to pay yourself substantially more than that in nominal salary, then pay taxes on the money, and then hand out the ten grand. Now if you own the business, you can have the company pay and then instead of it being income on which you pay tax, it becomes an expense for the business".
SupremeCourt  constitution  free-speech  yglesias  sidebar 
april 2010 by HispanicPundit
Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Greenwald and Lessig discuss Supreme Court decision overturning campaign finance reform.
CampaignReform  free-speech  video  greenwald  sidebar 
february 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Volokh Conspiracy » Blog Archive » People Organized as Corporations are People Too
"most liberals accept the idea that organizational form is irrelevant when it comes to media corporations, which were exempt from the restrictions on other corporate speech struck down by the Court today. The Supreme Court (including its most liberal justices) has repeatedly recognized that media corporations have First Amendment rights just as broad as those extended to media owned by individuals. Yet the “corporations aren’t people” argument applies just as readily to media corporations as to others".
CampaignReform  constitution  free-speech  corporate  civil-liberties  volokh  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Randy E. Barnett: Obama Owes the High Court an Apology - WSJ.com
On the inaccuracies of the Obama's statement about the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down campaign finance reform.
CampaignReform  SupremeCourt  obama  obamafailures  free-speech  wsj  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Follow-up on the Citizens United case - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
"What makes those arguments so bizarre is that none of the 9 Justices -- including the 4 dissenting Justices -- argued either of those propositions or believe them. To the contrary, all 9 Justices -- including the 4 in dissent -- agreed that corporations do have First Amendment rights and that restricting how money can be spent in pursuit of political advocacy does trigger First Amendment protections."
SupremeCourt  CampaignReform  constitution  free-speech  corporate  greenwald  salon  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: "Why is there so little money in U.S. politics?"
"We summarize the data on campaign spending, and show through our descriptive statistics and our econometric analysis that individuals, not special interests, are the main source of campaign contributions. Moreover, we demonstrate that campaign giving is a normal good, dependent upon income, and campaign contributions as a percent of GDP have not risen appreciably in over 100 years - if anything, they have probably fallen. We then show that only one in four studies from the previous literature support the popular notion that contributions buy legislators' votes. Finally, we illustrate that when one controls for unobserved constituent and legislator effects, there is little relationship between money and legislator votes. Thus, the question is not why there is so little money politics, but rather why organized interests give at all. We conclude by offering potential answers to this question."
CampaignReform  free-speech  SupremeCourt  tullock  cowen  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Congress Shall Make No Law….
"By a narrow 5-4 margin, the U.S. Supreme Court just ruled in favor of free speech."
CampaignReform  SupremeCourt  free-speech  boudreaux  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
RealClearPolitics - Articles - McCain's Closing Argument
Three reasons to vote for McCain: divided government, union checks, and free speech.
McCain  campaign2008  unions  free-speech  will  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
The Volokh Conspiracy - Liberals, Conservatives, and Free Speech:
"Conservatives and liberals are both willing to restrict a considerable amount of speech. Neither side has a monopoly on speech restrictions."
free-speech  conservatives  judicial-activism  judges  SupremeCourt  volokh  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
Power Line: The zoo in Morningside Heights
When was the last time you heard of a speaker being shouted down at Liberty University? The real threat to freedom of expression is from the looney Left, which shouts down opposing views.
free-speech  liberalism  liberals 
october 2006 by HispanicPundit
History News Network - Attacks on Free Speech
Attacks on free speech that the ACLU will not help you with.
religion  free-speech 
august 2006 by HispanicPundit
TCS Daily - Gag Order
The ninth circuit court, which happens to be the most liberal, recent ruling restricts free speech.
free-speech  civil-rights  judicial-activism 
july 2006 by HispanicPundit

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