Monthly Archives: November 2009

More Skepticism about Property Rights

Recent Skepticism About Property Rights Tibor R. Machan In a wide ranging review essay of Amartya Sen’s recent ambitious book, The Idea of Justice (Harvard, 2009), Moshe Halbertal, a philosopher from the Hebrew University, unleashes some arguments against the right … Continue reading

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Published Column on Backgrounds

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/one-54435-background-times.html

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Column on My Palin Problem

My Palin Problem Tibor R. Machan I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of Professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be but I have very rarely found any … Continue reading

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Column on No Good News

No Good News Tibor R. Machan For a while now I have been concerned with the issue of whether any argument advanced in support of violating private property rights might just have something going for it. Some argue, for example, … Continue reading

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Column on Can We Cause Our Actions?

Can We Cause Our Actions? Tibor R. Machan In a recent Op Ed column for Free Inquiry magazine–December 09/January10–Mr. Thomas Clark claims that the defense of human agency that some folks, including me, have been advancing for many years involves … Continue reading

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Published Column on what “Right wing” means

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/right-54248-left-american.html

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Column on Self-Correction in Markets v. Journalism

Self-Corrections in Markets and Journalism Tibor R. Machan In the American legal tradition the press may not be regulated, nor may religion. No one would maintain, though, that these are flawless institutions, not by a long shot. At The New … Continue reading

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Column on Was it Snubbing?

Was It Snubbing? Tibor R. Machan On Monday, November 9, I took part in a panel discussion of the collapse of the Soviet empire, in the company of several others who have managed to escape the system, two former Cubans … Continue reading

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Published Column on Obama v. Fox News

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/fox-218748-news-obama.html

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Column on Corporation Phobia

Corporation Phobia Tibor R. Machan It is not altogether new that business corporations are besmirched. This isn’t some particular attack on a bad company but a general dissing of corporate commerce, by the likes of movie maker Michael Moore and, … Continue reading

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