Freedom of Opinion

We need to celebrate independent thought. Here's your daily news digest for 21 April 2023.

Freedom of Opinion
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A Crumbling Regime: Lessons for the Social Sciences and Humanities ⋆ Brownstone Institute
We need space for authentic and unrestrained academic freedom and respectful engagement with dissenting ideas in educational institutions and media.


Lidia Thorpe says prime minister trying to undermine her following strip club altercation
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese encouraged independent senator Lidia Thorpe to seek support after an expletive-laden altercation outside a Melbourne strip club at the weekend. The senator says the PM and others are trying to undermine her work.
What Australians think about freedom of speech
According to polling conducted for the Centre for Independent Studies, Australians are evenly divided in their views about freedom of speech.
Philip Lowe welcomes RBA review but says description of board ‘far from the reality’
Reserve Bank governor says board challenges him and does not ‘sit there meekly’ but calls overall report ‘kind of excellent’


New Zealand’s Voice divided NZ
New Zealand’s Voice divided NZ. By Casey Costello. New Zealand has become a nation that, on almost any topic, race has been inserted as the critical consideration in the development of law and poli…
NATO Sends Patriot Missile Defense Systems to Ukraine | The Libertarian Institute
Kiev received the Patriot air defense system from the US and Germany, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov confirmed on Twitter. While Kiev will only receive a limited number of advanced interceptors, Reznikov said Ukraine had realized its “dream.” “Today, our beautiful Ukrainian sky becomes…
UN updates India population prediction
The South Asian nation is projected to reach 1.4286 billion people by July, 2.9 million more than China

Business, Finance & Investment

Why 60/40: Visualizing 90 Years Of Stock & Bond Portfolio Performance
Last year was the first time in decades that both asset classes posted negative annual investment returns in tandem.
Do older economists write differently? - Marginal REVOLUTION
The scholarly impact of academic research matters for academic promotions, influence, relevance to public policy, and others. Focusing on writing style in top-level professional journals, we examine how it changes with age, and how stylistic differences and age affect impact. As top-level scholars a…
Standard Chartered: “Bonds and Gold to outperform Equities”
/PRNewswire/ -- Standard Chartered announced today its Global Market Outlook report which examines major asset classes globally. In its report, the Bank…


First Video of Fetterman Back on the Job Goes Viral, and It Doesn’t Look Good for the Senator
The issues are not the man’s ailments but the cynics who got him in office and the disgrace to the U.S. Senate and nation.
Pandemic and Panopticon: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State
The pandemic of 2020 saw the imposition of shocking restrictions. For the first time, healthy people were confined to their homes. Vaccines cleared for emergency use – meaning not rigorously tested – were forced on all citizens. Debate, e…
Income-Based Utilities Plan Is the Most California Plan Ever - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
It’s no surprise that California officials have long struggled with basic economic concepts, but it is nevertheless surprising that they would embrace the latest plan to rework the way that the state’s utility companies charge customers for their electricity. Simply put,…

Crypto & Blockchain

Can Bitcoin reclaim $30K? Watch these BTC price levels next
Bitcoin can return to $30,000, with analysts eyeing multiple BTC price levels.
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Societe Generale’s Crypto Division Introduces Euro Stablecoin on Ethereum
EURCV will be offered to institutional clients as a means of bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and digital assets.


CNN Middle East Producer ‘Agreed To Delete’ Anti-Israel Posts After Watchdog Report | The Daily Wire
A CNN producer responsible for covering the Arab-Israeli conflict has “agreed to delete” a series of social media posts condemned for anti-Israel bias. The network published a “slanted” news story on April 8 on a spate of rocket attacks in Israel that “initially failed to note that the airstrikes we…

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