Free Silver Policy

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  • Denoting a US political movement for the free coinage of silver, esp. that of the last quarter of the nineteenth century
  • Free Silver was an important political issue in the late 19th century and early 20th century United States. Its advocates were in favor of an inflationary monetary policy by "free coinage of silver"; its supporters were called silverites.
  • A monetary policy where anyone can bring silver to the mint, and have it converted into coins. In the late 1800s, many people felt that a free silver policy would benefit the economy.
  • Advocates of an inflationary currency policy to raise prices adopted "free silver" as their slogan. Their aim was to inflate the currency and raise (farm) prices by requiring the government to adopt a bimetallic (gold and silver) monetary standard.
  • written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"
  • An illegal lottery or numbers game
  • a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
  • A contract of insurance
  • a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
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Forever Open, Clear, and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront
Forever Open, Clear, and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront
Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn't come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them "forever open, clear, and free."

Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille's book tells how Chicago's lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks.

"A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago's story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille's book."—Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum

"Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment."—Library Journal

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Collection of Tarnish free silver
Collection of Tarnish free silver
The bottom tray was a wedding present of my Grandmothers from the 30's, the top candy dish was a wedding present of my parents (1968) The bottom tray was thrifted about a month ago
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free silver policy
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The Irony of Free Speech
How free is the speech of someone who can't be heard? Not very--and this, Owen Fiss suggests, is where the First Amendment comes in. In this book, a marvel of conciseness and eloquence, Fiss reframes the debate over free speech to reflect the First Amendment's role in ensuring public debate that is, in Justice William Brennan's words, truly "uninhibited, robust, and wide-open."
Hate speech, pornography, campaign spending, funding for the arts: the heated, often overheated, struggle over these issues generally pits liberty, as embodied in the First Amendment, against equality, as in the Fourteenth. Fiss presents a democratic view of the First Amendment that transcends this opposition. If equal participation is a precondition of free and open public debate, then the First Amendment encompasses the values of both equality and liberty.
By examining the silencing effects of speech--its power to overwhelm and intimidate the underfunded, underrepresented, or disadvantaged voice--Fiss shows how restrictions on political expenditures, hate speech, and pornography can be defended in terms of the First Amendment, not despite it. Similarly, when the state requires the media to air voices of opposition, or funds art that presents controversial or challenging points of view, it is doing its constitutional part to protect democratic self-rule from the aggregations of private power that threaten it.
Where most liberal accounts cast the state as the enemy of freedom and the First Amendment as a restraint, this one reminds us that the state can also be the friend of freedom, protecting and fostering speech that might otherwise die unheard, depriving our democracy of the full range and richness of its expression.

While lawmakers, both liberal and conservative, argue that the state's attempts to limit everything from hate speech to indecency on the Internet and contributions to political campaigns confines individual freedom, Owen M. Fiss, a Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, believes that censorship, to some degree, enhances freedom by broadening "the terms of public discussion." Victims of hate speech and pornography, he contends, are often silenced out of fear or low self-worth, inhibiting their full participation not only in deliberation but in life. Silencing the voices of some in order to hear the voices of others, he maintains, is often the only way to reinforce public debate.