A tale of political violence and double-standards.
Aaron Ross PowellTwitter hiding @realDonaldTrump's incitement of violence isn't just about #Section230. It also raises crucial questions about the nature of government and our relationship with the state.
Trevor and Aaron are joined by Cato’s Matthew Feeney and John Samples (a new member of the Facebook Oversight Board), to talk about the pros and cons of content moderation.
Aaron Ross PowellToday's episode of Free Thoughts features @JohnSamplesCato, member of Facebook's Oversight Board, discussing #Section230 and online content moderation. We're also joined by Cato's director of emerging tech policy, @M_feeney. It couldn't be more timely.
Join the hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast as they answer questions about libertarian philosophy and policy. What's the best way to advance libertarian idea...
Aaron Ross PowellJust posted our first video edition of @FreeThoughtsPod. @TCBurrus and I rigged up webcams and answered listener questions about all things libertarianism. (Please pardon the low-fi-ness and my lack of a haircut.)
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Portraits of Liberty investigates the lives and philosophies of thinkers throughout history who argued in favor of a freer world.
Aaron Ross PowellIf you need a break from the news, @libertarianism has new episodes of our lastest podcast, @PortraitsPod. Learn about an early critique of the death penalty, 18th century radical essays that informed the American Revolution, and the 1st western feminist.
In this far-reaching conversation, we look at the problems of American democracy, at the sources of polarization and tribalism, and offer ways each of us could take small steps towards improving the state of our politics.
Aaron Ross PowellA little while back, I switched to a Pixel phone after years of iPhones. I don't regret it for a moment. Android just feels more thoughtfully designed and accommodating of user needs than iOS. Now it sounds like Apple's considering maybe catching up a bit.
Aaron Ross PowellWatching the dam break as more and more members of the executive branch testify in the impeachment inquiry, I'm reminded of this essay I wrote a year ago, about Trump's loyalty problem.
Aaron Ross PowellI've been told by pro-#ShutDownDC people that their protests aren't making commutes difficult for lower-income DC residents who take the bus because the protesters aren't interfering with buses. WMATA begs to differ.
Crowdsourcing a better solution to disturbing photos and videos
Aaron Ross PowellNow all the people who've insisted Facebook can super easily solve terrorist content spreading by just nerding harder can roll up their coding sleeves and fix the source code themselves I'm sure.
When given the opportunity to vote with their feet and their wallets, the majority of Americans don’t much care for Hawley’s halcyon days.
Aaron Ross PowellMuch of National Conservatism seems to reduce to the rather questionable claim that the particular cultural and lifestyle tastes of a small and shrinking minority of Americans should be forced, via government, upon the rest of us.
Aaron Ross PowellSenator Josh Hawley doesn't understand what America is all about.
Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Aaron Ross PowellThis is the problem with new social networks committed to zero censorship. The early adopters will be people who care about not being censored, and many or most of those will be people with repugnant views who got kicked off of other platforms.
Engaged buddhists too often lean progressive because they don’t understand the fundamental nature of the state that they rely on.
Aaron Ross PowellBuddhist philosophy offers a fascinating, rich, and compelling system of ethics. In my new essay, I argue that it's also an ethics not only compatible with, but which arguably requires, libertarianism.