Monthly Archives: July 2008

Gas Prices Now and Then Tibor R. Machan Cologne, Germany. During the last several years that gasoline pricesposted at pumps were steadily rising I have run across a few obscurearticles, mostly produced by economists, which claimed that the actualprice of … Continue reading

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Coloumn on America`s Disgusting Protectionism

Leader of the Free World Torpedoes Freedom Tibor R. Machan Cologne, Germany. As The New York Times reported the otherday–http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/business/worldbusiness/30trade.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin–theUnited States was among three of the most powerful economies of the world,China and India being the others, to ground to … Continue reading

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Column on Obama & Europe

Obama & Europe Tibor R. Machan Cologne, Germany. It`s like Susan Neiman and I travelled on two differentcontinents during the last couple of weeks. In her Sunday July 27, 2008,Op Ed column in The New York Times, Ms. Neiman says … Continue reading

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Column on how the World is Now

My Mother the Historian Tibor R. Machan Heidelberg, Germany. My mother, who lives in Germany now, is nearly 90years old and enjoys full use of her mental faculties. If anything, sheis sharper now than she has ever been, partly because … Continue reading

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Column on CNN’s Statism

The Statism of CNN Tibor R. Machan Should one ever claim that mainstream media is statist, let alone Leftleaning, a bunch of voices will rise in protest. How could that be? After all, don’t giant corporations own the media? Which, … Continue reading

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Column on Scientists & Morality

Scientists and Morality Tibor R. Machan Natural scientists are pretty much committed to understanding the worldwithout reference to morality since if what happens does so because ofimpersonal forces of nature, there would seem to be no room forconsideration of right … Continue reading

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Column on Capitalism Commpared

Some Sources of Anti-capitalism Tibor R. Machan There is, of course, the idea Marx made prominent that no one ought tobenefit from another’s need. So doctors and nurses and actually nearlyeveryone who is working for another who has a need … Continue reading

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