Today, you are a member of… The Possibility of Free Beer and Pizza

There are plenty of things in the world that are free, Members. Advice, checking out books from the library, cheap pens with doctors’ names on them, Swedish meatballs at Ikea, GIFs, all the strange things you can find in the same-named section of Craig’s List. There are also plenty of byes that require a something in return. Weirdly, we define freedom as ‘exemption from arbitrary or despotic control, civil liberty’ which are all things you got to fight tooth and nail for and doesn’t mention a thing about the controls that come from subjective ideology or charistmatic ubiquities or bureaucratic iron cages. So this week, Members, if it has the word free in it, take a good, hard look. And unless you find exactly beer and pizza, fling that rubber stamp as far away as it will go.

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