Monthly Archives: December 2010

Revisiting a Fruitful Idea about Ethics

Revisiting A Fruitful Idea about Morality Tibor R. Machan          As someone who often teaches the topic of ethics or morality in colleges and universities, I have noticed that most of my beginning students entertain conflicting positions about the subject.  … Continue reading

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Column on The Struggle

The struggle–the long arc of advances in human liberty Tibor R. Machan Here is some good news: The march of liberty has so far proven to be generally unstoppable. Over the span of human history there have been periods during … Continue reading

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Column on One Swallow

One SwallowTibor R. Machan Those who have paid a bit of attention to my writings on public policy probably know that I have always been an opponent of preemptive petty tyrannies of government regulations, the sort that force people to … Continue reading

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Column on Krugman’s Trashy Debating Style

Krugman’s Trashy Debating Style Tibor R. Machan Looks like critics of the free market are at their whit’s end.  At least one of the most prominent of them clearly appears to be. Princeton economics professor and columnist for The New … Continue reading

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Column on America Divided

America Divided Tibor R. Machan For all its existence America has been torn between two political positions.  Originally the two were represented, mostly, by Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, although neither was a simple partisan of the positions at issue … Continue reading

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Column on A Stupid Analogy

A Stupid Analogy Tibor R. Machan Now that Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Virginia district court ruled that the Obama health care measure violates the U. S. Constitution by forcing people to make purchases they may not want to … Continue reading

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Column on Coercion and Laziness

Coercion Betrays the Vice of Laziness Tibor R. Machan So many people who try to justify coercing others to part with their lives, time, resources and so forth claim that the goals to be served justify the coercion.  Indeed, one … Continue reading

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