Monthly Archives: November 2008

Column on “Ideology” at The Times

http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/word/2003/wordml013fPublic EditorIdeology Tibor R. Machan I need to be especially careful in using that term, “ideology,” since Ihave been a frequent critic of others’ use of it. In casual talk it means“simplistic viewpoint.” But when used in a more serious … Continue reading

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Column on Still not Figured it Out

Still Not Figured it Out Tibor R. Machan I read a lot of stuff, including editorials and commentaries in scientificjournals. Each time there’s a new administration, many of thesepublications rev up their lobbying for support from the government forwhatever are … Continue reading

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Column on Individualism Revisited

Individualism RevisitedTibor R. MachanWhen one regards people as mere parts of some group, like a tribe or race,individual guilt versus innocence does not matter. Nor does due processfor establishing guilt. What matters is to strengthen one’s own and weakenthe opposite … Continue reading

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Column on No, I am not Mean

No, I am not Mean Tibor R. Machan The position of someone who defends human liberty, freedom fromcoercion among people, is sometimes quite irksome. That’s because thosewho want to coerce others mostly give as their reason that they want to … Continue reading

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Column on Government Ripoff #3778457

Government Ripoff #3778457 Tibor R. Machan Yes, that number is a phony and simply suggests the high number ofripoffs perpetrated by the government upon the citizenry. In this case theripoff consists of government failing to consider inflation when it taxescapital … Continue reading

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Column on the Miracle of Government Regulation

The Miracle of Government Regulation Tibor R. Machan Maybe I need some help here. I just cannot get used to how so many peopleare so confident that government regulators are better people than therest of us. Not just better but … Continue reading

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Column on NYT Editorial Prejudices

NYT Editorial PrejudicesTibor R. MachanIn its November 24 editorial, “Return of the Predators,” The New YorkTimes reaffirmed its utter hostility toward and prejudice against thosewho work in the market place. It appears that given that in the marketpeople strive to … Continue reading

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