Monthly Archives: October 2008

Column on Wealth Redistribution

What about Wealth Redistribution?Tibor R. MachanEver since Senator Obama’s brief exchange with “Joe the Plumber,” therehas been plenty of mention of wealth redistribution in the major media.Then came the recovery of a 2001 interview in which the Senator faultedthe framers … Continue reading

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Column on Adoration of Government Regulation

Adoration of Government Regulation Tibor R. Machan On a recent Monday I went to hear a talk by Professor James K. Galbraith,author of the free market basing book, Predator State: How ConservativesAbandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too. … Continue reading

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Column on M.A.S.H. & Lessons in Liberalism

M.A.S.H. and Lessons in “Liberalism”Tibor R. MachanMany moons ago, when I would now and then check out the very popular TVcomedy show M.A.S.H., I noticed that whenever their rightwing villainFrank Burns (played by the late Larry Linville) acted badly, the … Continue reading

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Column on Why McCain Cannot Attack Obama

Why McCain Cannot Attack Obama Tibor R. Machan In The Washington Times Wesley Pruden urges Senator McCain to take thebull by the horn and attack Senator Obama on the basis of the latter’snearly full blown endorsement of the socialist idea … Continue reading

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Column on All the Utter Distortions

All This Utter DistortionsTibor R. Machan The following letter appeared in my local paper:“GREENSPAN’S GOOFS It’s nice to see that former Fed chief Alan Greenspanis finally taking the blame for starting the worldwide economic collapse[‘Greenspan,’ Marketplace, Oct. 24]. Former President … Continue reading

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Column on How Socialist must be a Socialist

How Socialist Must One be to be A Socialist? Tibor R. Machan In recent days the issue of Senator Obama’s alleged socialist leaningshas become the focus of considerable attention in the mainstream media. This was provoked by the Senator’s rather … Continue reading

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Column on Ethics in Panic

Ethics in Panic Tibor R. Machan Some people I have known for ages, who have held firm, as I have, to theconviction that only those public policies are worth one’s support thatchampion liberty above everything else, appear to me to … Continue reading

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