Monthly Archives: June 2010

Column on Justice and BP

Justice and BP Tibor R. Machan It is very probable that BP and its associated firms will be found guilty of malpractice and assessed major fines and punishment. However, this hasn’t yet happened so it’s premature to punish BP at … Continue reading

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Column on Revisiting Free Will

Revisiting Free Will Tibor R. Machan In an essay for The New Republic, “Oh, the humanity,” Bradford Plumer writes as follows: "Take your pick on what’s most infuriating about the oil crisis in the Gulf. There’s the growing evidence that … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: Introduction to Liberty & Hard Cases

Liberty and Hard Cases* Tibor R. Machan What if a tornado hits? What if a lot of tornadoes hit? The issue isn’t very complicated, but it is challenging. The free society is supposed to be governed with an eye to … Continue reading

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Column on Sandel Says Rumor Is False

Sandel Says Rumor is False Tibor R. Machan A while ago a rumor was circulating about Michael Sandel, the Harvard University political theorist who is an avid advocate of egalitarianism. He supposedly refused to allow his children to play competitive … Continue reading

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Column on Laws versus Regulations

Laws versus Regulations Tibor R. Machan Many moons ago I directed a conference on government regulation, out of which the book edited by me and the late M. Bruce Johnson, Rights and Regulation (Ballinger, 1983) was created. In this book … Continue reading

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Column on Like Changing the Course of Aircraft Carriers

Like Changing the Course of Aircraft Carriers Tibor R. Machan In the effort to move the world toward human liberty–to induce countries around the globe to implement the regime of individual rights to life, liberty, etc.–the image of turning around … Continue reading

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Column on Utopian Attractions

Utopian Attractions Tibor R. Machan Former submarine officer and author of My Nuclear Family, Christopher J. Brownfield, gave an interview in The New York Times Magazine (6/12/2010). In one of his comments–indicating clearly why The Times would feature him–he described … Continue reading

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