Open Thread: What’s Your Freedom Story?

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There are two kinds of freedoms: Freedom “to” and freedom “from” … What’s your freedom narrative?

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Prison Utopia

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The United States leads the world in incarceration rates of its citizens. Is America really home of the free?

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Slaves and Robots

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If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?

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Freedom, Business and Change

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If conservatives want to run America like a business, they should never turn a potential customer away.

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Know Your Place

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Seeing yourself in the bigger picture of oppression.

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Un-Defining Manhood

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Men cling to bachelorhood as a defining chapter of their lives, but becoming a husband and father is much more personally defining than being single could ever be, writes Ryan W. Bradley.

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30 Days Without Social Media: The Wrap Up

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Collin Slattery learns which kinds of connections fulfill, and which are unsatisfying in comparison, in his experiment in avoiding social media.

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30 Days Without Social Media: Two Weeks In

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Halfway into a month-long fast from social media, Collin Slattery wavers between enthusiasm and despair.

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On Freedom

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Freedom to be ourselves, to thrive, and to change the world. An introduction to the Freedom series on The Good Life.

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What Freedom and China Have to Do With ObamaCare

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“I saw that in the literal sense, China was freer than America.” Discipline, cigarette smoking, the quarter-life crisis, and the Affordable Care Act all figure into Brandon Ferdig’s essay on freedoms and their limits.

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30 Days Without Social Media: One Week In

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At the end of a week without social media, Collin Slattery is becoming aware of the changes in himself.

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Food (In)security

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Food security begins at home.

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The Future Is Ours: Video

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If I’m part of the mechanism that lights a spark for just one person to effect change, it’s worth it.

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The Right to Life; The Right to End It [Video]

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It’s your life. But is it yours to end?

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4 Essential Freedoms of Happiness for Men

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Men need to be free to be happy.

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Strange Freedom

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In quitting a job, Rick Belden finds a strange new sensation: freedom.

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