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Introduction

Whether you are a libertarian, learning about libertarian philosophies, or are simply curious to see what libertarian media looks like, Reason might be an app worth getting on your iPhone or iPad.

This app is available in the News section of the App Store, where it can be downloaded completely free of charge. It's a lightweight app, which will bring you plenty of high-quality content with no political agenda, thanks to the “Free minds and free markets” philosophy.

 

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Reason

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Libertarian Content

The user interface of the Reason app is simple yet sleek, as it features the classic five-icon navigation menu at the bottom of the screen, yet has its own familiar orange and white theme from the website. The sections in the app include Reason.com, Brickbats, Saved, Reason.org, and Donate.

The Reason.com section brings you all the content from the Reason.com website from four further categories including blog, articles, videos from Reason.tv, and 24/7 news.

The “Brickbats” section is a hilarious stream of news snippets written with little embellishment, yet displaying the hypocritical and often idiotic nature of the public sector.

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Consistent with Libertarian Philosophy

Other features include the ability to share stories via email, save them, and watch the high-quality Reason.tv video in-app.

The Donate button might raise questions for some, but if you are at all familiar with the free-market philosophy that libertarians like to live by, then you'll find that it's completely consistent with the way of thinking. The Reason app and websites run based on donations from users.

Reason

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free and lightweight app at 5.8 MB
  • A libertarian publication (magazine) which covers everything from culture and politics to ideas regarding "Free minds and free markets"
  • Contains news, analysis, commentary, and reviews
  • Promotes liberty and individual choice
  • Get all the content from the Reason.com and Reason.org websites at your fingertips
  • Receive high-quality Reason.tv videos
  • Share stories via email
  • Make donations in line with the free-market philosophy
  • Simple and intuitive user interface

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Final Words

If mainstream media has been getting to you, then Reason is likely going to be a fantastic alternative news source for you. Grab it on your iPhone or iPad for free and check it out for yourself; you don't have to pay a thing if you don't enjoy the app.

Reason

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.