Monthly Archives: August 2011

Machan’s Archives: In Defense of the Right to Assisted Suicide

Machan’s Archives: In Defense of the Right to Assisted Suicide Tibor R. Machan [From Criminal Justice Ethics, Summer/Fall 1985] Should aiding suicide be illegal? That is the question which faces legislators who are being urged to repeal statutes which state, … Continue reading

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Column on Intolerable Nudging

Intolerable Nudging Tibor R. Machan Champions of government intervention in our lives make every effort, especially in a country with a tradition of libertarian political rhetoric, to disguise that they are embarking upon tyranny. Yes, much of it may be … Continue reading

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Column on Another Criticism of “Animal Rights”

Another Criticism of “Animal Rights” Tibor R. Machan Though this is a topic that I have visited on several occasions, having recently become an avid fan of the Discovery Channel’s series on life in the deep oceans and other seas, … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: The Deficit and the Tragedy of the Commons

From Machan’s Archives: The Deficit and the Tragedy of the Commons TIBOR R. MACHAN (December 2004) In the 4th century B. C. Aristotle identified a very important principle of community life. He demonstrated the social value of the right to … Continue reading

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Column on Political Hyperbole

Political Hyperbole! Tibor R. Machan I am baffled by how critics of some Tea Party stars engage in rank hypocrisy. For example, they–such as many commentators on CNN-TV–have been claiming to be utterly shocked with former Texas Governor Perry’s polemical … Continue reading

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A Short Note on the Republicans, So Far

A Note on the Republicans, So far Tibor R. Machan Michelle Bachmann would lose for sure. She has too much going against her: her rigid social conservatism that most people in America reject; her rigid looks that scare people (severity … Continue reading

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Column on the Keynesian Non-Answer

The Keynesian Non-Answer Tibor R. Machan The New Republic editorialized recently about the current economic mess and it is worth quoting it because the central passage is largely non-hyperbolic, non-polemical: “The classic response to [our current economic] situation, put forth … Continue reading

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