Facebook Fact-Checks Recession Analysis | Phillip Magness on Fox News (Video)

– August 5, 2022

“Phillip Magness, Research and Education Director at AIER, discusses the censorship tactics enacted against him after he shared a post regarding the White House’s attempts to redefine ‘recession.'” ~ AIER

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Will Google Ever Lose Its Monopoly?

– July 18, 2022

“When Google fades into the history books, it won’t likely be due to actions taken in Washington. It will be due to the foresighted behavior of someone somewhere digitally tinkering in a garage. You know—the way Google did it.” ~ Caleb S. Fuller

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Who Is To Blame in the Moral Marketing Game

– July 17, 2022

“If we want companies to stop engaging in woke-washing, we must steer the incentives back toward supporting firms for their core offerings and stop basing our purchases according to cause-related marketing messages and social labels.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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Tyrannies of Hyperreality

– July 13, 2022

“Outsourcing our problems to distant capitals has always gotten us into bigger problems. So the lesson here is not just about hyperreality. We must start to decentralize. Localize. Self-organize.” ~ Max Borders

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Censorship Isn’t the Solution to Social Media’s Ills

– May 30, 2022

“When you start down this slope there is no apparent end. Euphemisms take over from plain speech, and we live in a society in which the use of the wrong word can suggest that you are not fit for public office or to teach.” ~ Llewellyn King

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Politics Is the Pathology. Morality Is the Cure.

– May 25, 2022

“The world is forgetting timeless truths, distracted as they are by political spectacles and errant ideologies. Even if that means shouting into the wind, we must do everything we can to rediscover the human practices that guard civilization.” ~ Max Borders

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The Perils of a Modern Babel

– May 23, 2022

“Pursuing a modern Babel project through social media technology is not any better than the ancient Biblical project pursued with bricks.” ~ Richard Gunderman & Mark Mutz

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This Tweet Contains Speech. Click Here to Learn More.

– May 10, 2022

“Twitter users who have grown accustomed to surrendering their critical thinking to warning labels placed on others’ Tweets may need a period of adjustment. A new batch of pro-free-speech labels might just do the trick.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Modern Day Bills of Exchange

– May 10, 2022

“Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency more generally, allows us to look at issues related to exchange, money, payments, and finance through a new lens.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson

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A Reality Czar? What Could Possibly Go Wrong.

– May 8, 2022

“So who could be trusted as the reality czar? No one. That is why Democrats never suggested one when Trump was in office. In politics, truth is subservient to power.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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The Future Will Be Flatter than Ever

– May 6, 2022

“Thomas Friedman declared in his 2005 book The World is Flat, that the world is flat. This “flattening” (or leveling of the playing field, as we might think of it) continues today in radically new ways that Friedman may not have imagined.” ~ Emile Phaneuf

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Betting on Social Media

– May 6, 2022

“MIBM platforms don’t need thought police or feckless fact checkers, they need to enable the types of nonviolent signals and claims markets long found in taverns. The recent easing of gambling laws in many states will help.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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