Monthly Archives: June 2009

Column on Truncated “Liberty”

Truncated "Liberty" Tibor R. Machan Some people seem to believe that when they aren’t being directly oppressed, meddled with, intruded upon, interfered with and so on, they are then free.  Americans often have this conception of being free because their … Continue reading

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Not (enthusiastically) recommended, THe Hanngover

While The Hangover, which got a 4 star rating from my favorite magazine, THE WEEK (UK version), is often funny, it is also just a tad too gross, at least for me. Tibor

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Recommending “Where the Truth Lies” (movie)

"Where the Truth Lies" is a bit too racy for just anyone but otherwise it is a pretty good who-done-it and the most animated movie with Kevin Bacon in it I have seen.

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Column on The Subjectivist Paradox

The Subjectivist Paradox Tibor R. Machan Although most people encounter philosophy primarily in college, the discipline has a way of sneaking up on them elsewhere as well. A simple and familiar example is when one says that "Beauty is in … Continue reading

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Column on the Nonsense of the New World Order

The Nonsense of "A new world order" Tibor R. Machan Business Week reports–July 6, 2009, page 8–that Roger Altman, Deputy Treasury Secretary under President Bill Clinton, now CEO of an investment banking boutique (Evercore Partners), has, like President Sarkozy of France, concluded that it’s the end … Continue reading

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Fwd: British tribute to Ayn Rand

Bob Hessen sent this to me. Quite good. Tibor Machan holds the R. C. Hoiles Chair in business ethics and free enterprise at Chapman University, Orange, CA. His collection of columns (unproofed) may be found at http://tibikem.spaces.live.com/blog/ —– Original Message … Continue reading

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Column on Hope Versus Reality

Hope versus Reality Tibor R. Machan In his column in The New York Times on June 25, 2009, Judge Richard Posner wrote that "The most promising reform would be to give the Federal Reserve, the National Economic Council or the … Continue reading

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