Monthly Archives: May 2011

Column on Students and their education

Students and their education Tibor R. Machan Columnist David Brooks of The New York Times, now sadly a reliable lapdog of conservative statism, has come out, in his May 31, 2011 column “It’s Not About You,” against college and university … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My Fathers’ Day Column

My Fathers’ Day Reflections Tibor R. Machan On my drive to work the other day I was listening to the local all news radio station and suddenly I am hearing President Obama chiming in with one of those “public service” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Column on A Brief on Time

A Brief on Time Tibor R. Machan I consider much of common sense to be correct about the world, not always muddled or, let alone, wrong. This is a position associated with the Scottish philosopher Thomas Reed and, also, with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Column on Protesting Austerity Measures

Protesting Austerity Measures Tibor R. Machan Throughout Europe it is now routine–but it is not unfamiliar by now in the US either–for people to march and otherwise protest (sometimes with out and out reckless violence) austerity measures the government officials … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Column on Israel & Obama: What’s Up With That?

Israel & Obama: What’s Up With That? Tibor R. Machan Once again I hasten to point out that this isn’t something I know very much about, especially if to understand it one has to be informed about the entire history … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Column on Individualism Isn’t Ridiculous

Individualism Isn’t Ridiculous Tibor R. Machan* Some critics of individualism propose an alternative social philosophy and defend it so it is then possible to compare their case to the individualist position. But more often than not what critics do is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Column on Serious Flaws of Egalitarianism

Some Serious Flaws of Egalitarianism Tibor R. Machan Egalitarianism teaches that everyone deserves to be treated with equal consideration and respect. Mostly this is meant to stress how everyone should be provided (as a matter of public policy) with basic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Brief on Abortion Rights

A Brief on Abortion Rights Tibor R. Machan It is risky to reenter this discussion.  I have entered it often and been not just criticized but also denounced for my position.  This is that up to the point the cerebral … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Column on Hayek & Morality

Hayek on Morality Tibor R. Machan When he was about to receive the Nobel Prize in economic science, I interviewed F. A. Hayek for Reason magazine (at his home in Salzburg, Austria). Although he didn’t believe that political economists should … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Column on Revisiting Selfishness

Revisiting Selfishness Tibor R. Machan Because I am always eager to do well for myself–have done this for as long as I can recall, starting with wanting to succeed in school, on the athletic field, in trying to be healthy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments