Monthly Archives: April 2011

Column on More Foibles of Unlimited Democracy

More Foibles of Unlimited Democracy Tibor R. Machan It is certainly no secret that while democracy has certain merits as a method for reaching political decisions, it is liable to be abused without those limits. American democracy was always feared, … Continue reading

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A brief on Negative & Positive Liberty

Negative & Positive Liberty While Isaiah Berlin is often credited with distinguishing positive from negative liberty, this view was in fact put forward in the nineteenth century by, among others, the English political philosopher, T. H. Green who contributed to … Continue reading

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Column on A Most Costly Fallacy

A Most Costly Fallacy! Tibor R. Machan No need to keep readers in suspense–the fallacy is to aim for certainty beyond the shadow of doubt! It is very costly because by holding on to the belief that if one lacks … Continue reading

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Column on Who is Near Socialism Now?

Who is Near Socialism Now? Tibor R. Machan Nearly all people who believe in a pro-active government–one that doesn’t merely make sure the rule of law by which individual rights are protected is followed but gets in there picking winners … Continue reading

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Column on Rand & Libertarians Misunderstood

Ayn Rand & Libertarians Grossly Misunderstood Tibor R. Machan In my local paper a letter writer, apparently eager to besmirch Ayn Rand–which many have tried in vain–had this to say: “Rand’s libertarianism has an underlying philosophy that says that if … Continue reading

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Socialism and human labor

“Indeed, the creation of socialism as a new mode of production can properly be compared to the moral equivalent of war—war against the old order, in this case—and will need to amass and apply the power commensurate with the requirements … Continue reading

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Column on You Know He’s Desperate Now

You Know He’s Desperate Now Tibor R. Machan So President Obama will create a task force to investigate if there might be crimes committed that lead to high gas prices. The operate term is “might.” That is what one says … Continue reading

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