Monthly Archives: January 2008

Column on an Elementary Fallacy

An Elementary Fallacy!Tibor R. Machan Among the publications in which my columns sometimes make an appearance,Free Inquiry is a favorite. Although it is primarily a forum fordiscussions of secular humanism and connected issues, there is plenty ofroom there to bring … Continue reading

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Column on Clintons and the Race Card

Do the Clintons Deploy the Race Card? Tibor R. Machan Elections do not interest me a great deal. Not because they cannot ever beimportant but because my own focus is on political principles, notpersonalities or emotional hot buttons. Moreover, these … Continue reading

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Column on Democracy in a Free Country

The Free Society & Democracy Tibor R. Machan Around the world democracy is often thought to be the system of liberty. A free country is often thought to be identical with a democratic one. And while this is wrong, the … Continue reading

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Column on Revolutionaries & Reality

Revolutionaries and Reality Tibor R. Machan Those who are loyal to the political values of the American Founders arerevolutionaries, far more so than any other type (like the Marxists orradical Muslims). This is because the American Founders identifiedsomething brand new … Continue reading

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Column on the Writers’ Strike

Ethics and the Writers’ Strike Tibor R. Machan In the field of business ethics there is a very influential movementcalled stakeholder theory or, alternatively, corporate socialresponsibility. The gist of the idea is that when corporations are beingmanaged, the managers have … Continue reading

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Column on Economic Ups and Downs

Economic ups and downs Tibor R. Machan Those who study a country’s economic conditions, mostly macro-economists,track general trends–is inflation or unemployment, how aboutproductivity, comparative strength of the currency, etc., and so forth. But the basics of all these are mostly … Continue reading

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Column on Pop Culture Distortions

Another Distortion at the Movies, etc. Tibor R. Machan American Rhapsody is a movie about a family that gets smuggled out ofHungary in the early 1960s and all the various complications this givesrise to. Since I went through this ordeal … Continue reading

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