Monthly Archives: August 2010

Column on Tempted by One Size Fits All

Tempted by One Size Fits All Tibor R. Machan For most of human history it used to be standard practice for parents to insist that their children not only live by principles the parents have found to be sound but … Continue reading

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Column on Frank Rich’s Prejudice

Frank Rich’s Prejudice Tibor R. Machan Karl Marx was famous for, among other things, claiming that everyone always promotes his or her economic interest. This is something he actually had in common with non-Marxists classical economists. Most economists, in fact, … Continue reading

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Column on Most Americans Just Don’t Get It

Most Americans Just Don’t Get It Tibor R. Machan It bothers me to no end that millions of Americans simply don’t get just how dangerous this current administration’s views are, especially about the nature of our basic rights. I suppose … Continue reading

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Column on Society’s Rules Don’t Create Wealth

Society’s Rules Don’t Create Wealth Tibor R. Machan In olden days people were forced to labor for the king and his minions in return for being allowed to live within the realm. This kind of extortion finally got tossed over … Continue reading

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Column on Stoning & The Times

Stoning & The Times Tibor R. Machan Do I search for hypocrisies among my adversaries? Not especially, only when it is too obvious to miss. And what if anything is wrong with hypocrisy? So what if you are a liar … Continue reading

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Column on Pragmatism vs. Principles vz. the Mosque Affair

Column on Principles vs. Pragmatism viz. the Mosque Tibor R. Machan It’s not my preference to beat a dead horse but this topic goes to the heart of certain features of our current political and legal climate. When one is … Continue reading

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Essay on Revisiting Natural Rights

Revisiting Natural Rights Tibor R. Machan In response to an essay in which I discuss the difference between Amartya Sen’s and the late Peter Bauer’s recommendation for how countries can achieve economic development, one in which I touch on the … Continue reading

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Column on Revisiting Obama’s Selective Pragmatism

Revisiting Obama’s Selective Pragmatism Tibor R. Machan Some may remember that during the debate about federal government bailouts and stimuli the Obama regime made it very clear that no ideology will be allowed to sway the administration and that what … Continue reading

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Column on Infanticide & Instincts

Column on Infanticide & Instincts Tibor R. Machan As life rolls on for me, with many pluses and some minuses along the way, an issue that keeps propping up in my more academic studies is whether people have instincts like … Continue reading

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Column on The Mosque Fiasco

The Mosque Fiasco Tibor R. Machan For once I agree with something that President Obama said, if I understood him right: Muslims do have the basic right, one that is legally protected in a free country, to build a mosque … Continue reading

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