Comments on: How financial lawsuits muzzle free speech http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/20/how-financial-lawsuits-muzzle-free-speech/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/20/how-financial-lawsuits-muzzle-free-speech/#comment-61151 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:21:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14060#comment-61151 Tort reform is an issue that we must deal with. The tort industry is very destructive in the US

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By: kafantaris http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/20/how-financial-lawsuits-muzzle-free-speech/#comment-60946 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:34:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14060#comment-60946 John Stuart Mill proved long ago that the benefit of freedom of speech is that it assures the continuing growth and relevance of our most cherished institutions:
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”

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