Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Who you calling shouty?

This morning the Cat got mentioned in despatches – well, actually the Australian. Former editor in chief Chris Mitchell was writing about the social media pile on, good journalism, free speech, and academic freedom.  He raised the issue of Clive … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Freedom of speech, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Media | 41 Comments

The state of free speech in Britain

Not good. Our survey, ranking 115 UK universities using our traffic-light system, shows that 55 per cent of universities now actively censor speech, 39 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation, and just six per cent are truly free, open … Continue reading

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Support Peter Ridd and freedom of speech

And keep your eye on this site Intellectual Takeout for a change of pace from the MSM. Jo Nova on Peter Ridd. Karl Popper on freedom of speech. The Poverty of Historicism section 32. How could we arrest scientific and … Continue reading

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… and that’s bad?

Foxtel corporate affairs group director Bruce Meagher said the laws could force them to stop broadcasting channels, including Al Jazeera and the BBC, owned by foreign states and the company did not have the resources to monitor and determine whether … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, National Security, Politics | 46 Comments

Natural social monopolies

This is the definition of a Natural Monopoly, which is a category of industry structure that has long existed within economics. A natural monopoly is a monopoly in an industry in which high infrastructural costs and other barriers to entry … Continue reading

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Dealing with anti-social-media monopolies

Back in August I wrote a post on It must be made illegal on “social media” to deny service to people who say things that are not illegal to say. Today the Wall Street Journal had an article on What … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin on the corruption of the universities

Don Aitkin is a national treasure and I hope everyone looks at his site and signs on to get a heads up on his columns. Today he posted on the way the universities have become slaves to research grants and … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 19 Comments

Jo Nova on the Lewandowskyi solution to fake news

What could go wrong? Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, an expert in “misinformation” at Bristol University, said MPs could bring in laws to prevent anything that amounted to “hate speech” – a move already undertaken by law-makers in Germany. “And guess what? … Continue reading

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Why don’t you Google it?

What comes up first if you google Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites. You might even pair this with this: James Damore sues Google, alleging intolerance of white male conservatives. Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media, Politics of the Left | 24 Comments

Stand with Mark Latham

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Posted in Freedom of speech | 30 Comments