Never Say Capitalism Can’t Save Free Speech

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Matt Hampton

“For years, some people who oppose censorship on social media have asserted that the government must stop it. Others have argued that, though it is a problem that companies distort public discourse, the free market is a better solution than the state. Tesla CEO Elon Musk buying Twitter last week is the perfect example that private actors can bring about change on this issue. I have written previously that the solution to ‘woke capital’ — influential companies using their power to promote a left-wing political agenda — is to build up individuals who are powerful enough to counter it. In a free market, money is power.” (05/04/22)