In my opinion, Reason pieces are occasionally interesting in their own right
I actually agree, but in my opinion it isn't even close to worth it because Reason Magazine/Foundation uses the connections to Boing Boing as a "plug" and valuable public relations and SEO tool to legitimize their overall heinous, corporatist agendas. In many respects, this makes them far more dangerous than The Daily Mail when it comes to wide-spectrum social influence, etc. and creates much more damage overall.
I agree with Reason Magazine on drug decriminalization and some other issues, but they use those "interesting pieces" as bait and there's plenty of other sources out there on those same issues without the libertarian baggage that comes with it.
Have you ever noticed how Reason Magazine jumps all over the NSA on spying (as they should), but usually glosses over the equally huge problem of corporate spying? In "Reason"-land, it's mostly only the gubmint spying that's something to be concerned with:
Every time Boing Boing (or Mark) has anything to do with them, the extremely well-funded (1)(2)(3)(4)(5), corporate, libertarian public relations squads blast it out all over the Internet to disproportionately hit the top results of search engines. It's not organic and grassroots social influence in action, it's a methodical, corporate astroturf campaign that only corporate money and corporate agendas can buy.
They (in collusion with other despicable corporatists) have used these exact, same tactics to spread climate change/impact denial and other pro-corporate agendas disproportionately across the Internet to hit many top results on the search engines as well. Muddling reality for profit. Reason Magazine helps to spread pro-industry, climate change impact denial with these methods even today.
Corporate libertarians aren't the only ones guilty of these tactics, just try searching the Internet (especially Google) on various keywords involving Edward Snowden and you'll get inundated with top result, negative hit pieces pushed by military-industrial complex lackeys and stooges.
Reason Magazine/Foundation should be scorned by Boing Boing and thrown to the curb. They are a disease upon our republic and whenever Mark legitimizes, boosts and enables their other agendas by posting their content via Boing Boing it makes me cringe.