Monthly Archives: May 2012

Machan’s Archives: Is Commerce Decent?

Machan’s Archives: Is commerce decent? Tibor R. Machan It is not a waste of time to revisit the topic of business bashing, especially in light of President Obama’s current attacks on wealth creation. He says prefers job creation, as if … Continue reading

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Column on Wealth vs. Job Creation?

Wealth versus Job Creation? Tibor R. Machan “When you’re president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, your job is not simply to maximize profits,” said president Obama recently. He added, “Your job is to figure out … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: Did ’96 Bill Force People to Work

Machan’s Archives: Did ’96 Bill Force People to Work? Tibor R. Machan As The New York Times would put it, when in 1996 “President Bill Clinton delivered on his pledge to ‘end welfare as we know it’…he signed into law … Continue reading

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Short Note on the Facebook Mess

A very Short Note on the Facebook Mess Tibor R. Machan Why is this Facebook stuff everyone’s concern? Looks like the marketplace is working here just as it should, quite unpredictably, with unknown winners and losers on the horizon. Is … Continue reading

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Seattle, America’s Europe

Seattle, America’s Europe? Tibor R. Machan On a recent trip to Seattle, which I visit on and off quite a lot, I found the place to have just the kind of feel I have experienced in Stockholm and Oslo and … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Responsibility of Business Managers

Revisiting the Responsibility of Business Managers Tibor R. Machan People buy stocks, shares in a firm, mainly so as to delegate to the officers the job of securing for them economic prosperity. What else did all the folks who purchased … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: Sandel’s Distortions

Machan’s Archives: Sandel’s Distortions Tibor R. Machan Some people lie without any hesitation. To bring lies to print, however, you need more than liars–you need editors who want the lies to circulate, good and hard. Harvard University political theorist Michael … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Responsibility of Business Managers

Revisiting the Responsibility of Business Managers Tibor R. Machan People buy stocks, shares in a firm, mainly so as to delegate to the officers the job of securing for them economic prosperity. What else did all the folks who purchased … Continue reading

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Krugman’s Apo…

Krugman’s Apologetic for Government Regulation Tibor R. Machan Paul Krugman, not unpredictably, once again (in The New York Times, Monday, May 14, 2012) went to bat to hit a home run for government regulation of, well, everyone (except the members … Continue reading

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From Machan’s Archives: Business versus Business

From Machan’s Archives: Business Versus Business One of Karl Marx’s less notable mistakes was his belief that people in the world of business would promote their self-interest. If by self-interest we include, as I believe we ought to, the most … Continue reading

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