Truth is now more important than speech

Speech is very different now than two hundred years ago

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What has broken?

It will take a bit of history to understand this although it is very broadly understood already in post industrial countries. The problem is planet wide but is particularly severe in Western countries and most intense in the most extreme capitalist states.

What is free speech?

This paradigmatic change can be found in the changing concepts of value and economics. That is a factor in the confusion of speech, information, communication, and rights. The structure of the Western and Modern World is a product of the rise of market economics and capitalism. This was the result of the evolution of the concept of value from precious metals and hoarding to trade of material goods, to manufacture of higher value material goods, to inclusion of the labor theory of value, to dynamic concepts of value.

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