Monthly Archives: September 2009

Column on The Price of Compromise

The Price of Compromise Tibor R. Machan Politics is sometimes said to be the art of compromise and this rings true enough, given the messiness of contemporary politics. Over the centuries those who aspired to rule and the later govern … Continue reading

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@ www.OCRegister.com: Keynes, his followers, still wrong

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/keynes-people-government-2586155-one-interest

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Column on Public Funding Morally Odious Practices

Public Funding Morally Odious Projects Tibor R. Machan Reportedly representative Bart Stupak, a Democrat representing Michigan’s 1st Congressional district who opposes abortion, wants to impose a ban on federal health care funding for abortions.  The reason, obviously, is that he and those who agree with him … Continue reading

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Recommending book on Keynesianism

Where Keynes Went Wrong, by Hunter Lewis, is an excellent work of both exposition and criticism the currently favored Keynesian economic analysis. Just published, very up to date. In the tradition of Henry Hazlitt’s style of economics. Tibor

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Column on Selves Demeaned

Why are our selves demeaned? Tibor R. Machan If there is a common theme among nearly all political factions here or abroad it is that selfishness is bad, unselfishness is good.  Yet, at the same time, no one can fully … Continue reading

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Column on Keynes’ Ideology of Planning

Keynes and his Ideology of Planning Tibor R. Machan         In recent months John Maynard Keynes has enjoyed a renewed prominence. In the course of doing so he has been presented to the current population of interested parties as a scientist or at … Continue reading

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Column on Radicalization

Radicalization Tibor R. Machan Nearly everyone has complaints about the way others use words.  One of my pet peeves is when people are referred to as "that," as in "the person that wrote this book," instead of "who," as in "the person … Continue reading

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Column on The Proper Role of Government

The Proper Role of Government   Tibor R. Machan        Most of the time those of us who write columns address fairly specific issues and have only a little space to call upon general principles.  But it is such … Continue reading

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Column on No Omniscience or Incorruptibility

No Omniscience or Incorruptibility Tibor R. Machan Aristotle was a sage and his reply to Plato’s presentation of an ideal society, The Republic, which was to have an incorruptible leader–an idea some think even Plato didn’t mean for anyone to try … Continue reading

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Column on Survey Says!

Survey Says! Tibor R. Machan         Very, very rarely I am contacted by some survey organization and I usually volunteer to answer the questions posed to me.  Just a few minutes ago a taped interviewer, identifying herself as calling … Continue reading

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