Monthly Archives: January 2011

Column on Obama is a Socialist—A Crazy Thought?

Obama is a Socialist—A Crazy Thought? Tibor R. Machan Right after President Obama’s state of the union address several Republicans, mainly of the Tea Party faction stated that he is a socialist. This isn’t the first time the claim has … Continue reading

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Column on Gov. Regs: Demeaning and Costly

Government Regulations: Demeaning and Costly Tibor R. Machan Every time I am dealing with an organizations like the omnipresent TIAA-CREF–which seems to have a monopoly on handling retirements at colleges and universities across the country–I am put through a labyrinth … Continue reading

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Column on Civil Discourse Revisited

Civil Discourse Revisited Tibor R. Machan We were having lunch and the topic of how to frame a friendly, productive holiday conversation about politics and such came up. I had been thinking about what role a host might play in … Continue reading

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Column on The Insanity Defense Debate, etc.

The Insanity Defense Debate Tibor R. Machan The New York Times blog featured a debate recently, in the wake of the Tuscon massacre, among several people on the insanity defense. One of the debaters, Kent Scheidegger, wrote a comment that … Continue reading

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Another wayward site with Machan’s columns, etc.

http://www.limaohio.com/search/?q=Machan&site=limanews&fistype=site&csort=relevance&ctype=&cage=&filter=p&num=10&start=140

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Column on Confessions of a Refi Junkie

Confessions of a Refi Junkie Tibor R. Machan No, I am not actually a junkie of any sort but I sometimes feel like it when I reflect upon my history of borrowing funds against the estimated value of my home. … Continue reading

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Column on Krugman’s Incoherent Moral Stance

  Krugman’s Incoherent Moral Stance Tibor R. Machan Finally Paul Krugman, Princeton University Nobel Laureate in economic science and columnist for The New York Times, has come clean about his “moral” position.  He has admitted that he doesn’t believe that … Continue reading

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Column on Somerset Maugham and I

Somerset Maugham & I Tibor R. Machan         My most enjoyable and rewarding reading time has been with W. Somerset Maugham.  Even the works that annoy me are a pleasure to read, not to mention the many very entertaining books, … Continue reading

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Column on How To Use the Constitution

How to Use the Constitution Tibor R. Machan Many in the just seated House of Representatives have been clamoring for a return to the Constitution.  This is what appears to underlie to planned challenge to Obama care, the massive piece … Continue reading

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