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Free speech is vital for the poor –

Eric Frykberg writes about a new academic research paper, which argues that free speech is of utmost importance to low-income individuals in particular, as it provides them with a means to express their opinions or organise protests when other avenues may be inaccessible. 

The article notes regimes that increase freedom of speech (on average) simultaneously raise the subjective wellbeing of more marginalised members of society relative to those with greater resources.

Researcher Arthur Grimes says people are often unwilling to tolerate other people’s ideas, and are even shutting them down via so called “cancel culture.”

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