October 10, 2016 10:10 PM Subscribe
Freedom of speech in the digital age - "Speech that disseminates ideas is more valuable than speech whose purpose is to intimidate others."
- Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution - "How muggles and sociopaths invade and undermine creative subcultures; and how to stop them... Can't make omelettes without breaking some eggheads." (via)
- Americans Believe Diversity is Our Strength - "Diversity can reduce trust and a society that combines distrust and a powerful central government threatens to oscillate between civil war and authoritarianism. Under limited government, however, a little distrust can not only be managed it's a positive. If America were more homogenous, for example, we would have abandoned freedom of speech and religion a long time ago. It's precisely because we can't agree on what to say that we let everyone say what they want."
- Very Brief Musings on Democracy - "Democracy has never been an especially good way of choosing smart, technocratic leaders. Democracy has different excellences... Democracy's primary excellence is that it rules out the mirage of violent revolution as a chiliastic solution to current disappointments: the problem is not that the people are oppressed but rather that the people chose to be governed by the current group of clowns--and that is the problem that needs to be fixed."
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