Monthly Archives: September 2011

Column on Good Bye to Reason?

Good Bye Reason? Tibor R. Machan “Every one of us has our perceptions filtered by the thousands of stories and assumptions and rituals that constitute our culture. Every one of us has held beliefs that seemed self-evidently accurate but were … Continue reading

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Column on Infra-structure Stimuli

Infra-structure Stimuli Tibor R. Machan One of my colleagues, who is in substantial agreement that the free market is best, argues that if one is going to have a stimulus–and given how politicians always need to do something, whatever it … Continue reading

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Column on Liberty versus Stimulus

Liberty versus Stimulus Tibor R. Machan Despite all the bad blood and heated rhetoric–name calling, besmirching, hyperbole and other polemics–involved in our current political-economic controversies, there really is a substantive point of considerable difference at issue. Put bluntly, the Obama … Continue reading

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George Orwell on politics:

“The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries, but between authoritarians and libertarians.” (“A Life in Letters,” quoted in The New York Review of Books, 10/29/11, p. 101) “What sickens me about left-wing people, especially the intellectuals, is their … Continue reading

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Column on SS: Ponzi Scheme Isn’t the Problem

SS: Ponzi Scheme Isn’t the Problem Tibor R. Machan Everyone by now knows what a Ponzi Scheme amounts to. We all became familiar with it when Bernie Madoff was caught using it to amass a fortune at the expense of … Continue reading

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Column on Welfare Statism and Compassion

Welfare Statism and Compassion Tibor R. Machan* There are many debates in political theory, most of them focused on what kind of legal system is just. It is an ancient topic, of course, and the various positions do not change … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: The Myth of Job Creation and Security

Machan’s Archives: The Myth of Job Creation and Security (1996) Tibor R. Machan During one of his campaigns for the presidency Bill Clinton was stomping one state with a talk parts of which were aired on National Public Radio, the … Continue reading

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