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Freedom

What's Changing? - Freedom

Freedom

 

Please see below recent freedom-related change.

 

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June 2018

  • The Fraser Institute published the 21st edition of its annual Economic Freedom of the World report. The Canadian think-tank uses 42 data points across five different areas (size of government, legal/property rights, sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation) to rank the economic freedom of 159 countries and territories. The results show that, almost without exception, the freer the country, the more rapid its economic growth, and the higher its citizens’ income. 

 

May 2018

On Countries

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Imagine that we could build "start-up countries" and escape limiting, outdated forms of governance that hold people back. "Seasteading", according to its advocates, has the promise to do this, creating new "spaces for human freedom".

Inspired by a dying man's legacy to the young

In the last months of his life, a physically weakened Christopher Hitchens travelled to the Texas Freethought Convention and while there, an eight-year-old girl asked Hitchens what books she should consider reading. Intrigued, Hitchens spent 15 minutes chatting with the youngster and sketching out a reading list (below). His last words to her? "Lots of love...remember the love bit..."

On Colin Wilson

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Sad to read of the passing of Colin Wilson, a truly open-minded polymath, whose books, exhaustive range of interests, freedom of expression and seemingly boundless productivity I long found inspiring.

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding - Kahlil Gibran

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Within the next generation I believe that the world's rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience - Aldous Huxley in a letter to George Orwell http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/03/1984-v-brave-new-world.html

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Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open? - Rumi