The rich history of seasteading. Also: online freedom of speech, the case for liberal empiricism. — FTN DAILY EDITION #153, People & Society
Empiricism is not a crime
Classical liberalism needs to get out of the ivory tower.
Good classical liberals, then, can only responsibly engage the normative realm of classical liberalism if they appreciate how classically liberal institutions actually work
Go to sea once more
A short history of seasteading.
It was abandoned in the early 1950s and then occupied by Roy Bates, a pirate radio broadcaster, in 1967.
The state of digital freedom
A roundup of the biggest challenges for online freedom of speech.
The blocks raise critical questions about the partly technical, partly human-driven process that YouTube uses to spot videos that violate its terms or qualify as inappropriate for younger viewers.
Banging the drum
On Jamaica, a group takes the government to court over speech rights.
The main bone of contention is the Army’s controversial tactic of encouraging survivors of sexual abuse to name their perpetrators with the hashtag #SayTheirNames, before the perpetrators have gone before a judge.
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