Freedom of speech is under increasing attack from various quarters, including, shockingly, much of the media. The consequences of nonconformity are ugly, such as potential loss of one’s job and public shaming.
This is poison for democracy.
Moreover, what isn’t so well appreciated is that freedom of expression goes hand-in-hand with economic progress, as this episode of What’s Ahead makes clear.
Free speech is essential to our well-being and for a more prosperous future.