Monthly Archives: November 2012

Machan’s Archives: Ethics and Gouging

Machan’s Archives: Ethics and Gouging Tibor R. Machan During most emergencies there are those who could certainly use quite a bit of help and it is on such occasions that complaints about gouging surface most vociferously. The recent storms and … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: On Doubting One’s Mind

Doubting One’s Mind Tibor R. Machan A central topic of philosophy throughout the ages has been whether human beings can trust their minds, including their sensory awareness and thinking. Skepticism about this has been a major challenge and many from … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: The Pitfalls of Public Spheres

Machan’s Archives: The Pitfalls of Public Spheres Tibor R. Machan “Each fancies that no harm will come to his neglect…” (Thucydides) Everyone has an incentive to use resources freely available to all…but none has a corresponding incentive to conserve or … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: What About Wealth Redistribution?

Machan’s Archives: What about Wealth Redistribution? Tibor R. Machan Ever since then candidate Obama’s brief exchange with “Joe the Plumber,” there has been plenty of mention of wealth redistribution in the major media. Then came the recovery of a 2001 … Continue reading

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Machan’s post election comment

This result is sad, although Mitt Romney, with his socially conservative agenda, wouldn’t have been a friend to liberty. Worst of all is the plain fact that most Americans are statists now and have pretty much abandoned the ideals of … Continue reading

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Myth of non-coercive paternalism

The Myth of Non-coercive Paternalism Tibor R. Machan The father-son team Robert and Edward Skidelsky–the former a recent biographer and avid champion of John Maynard Keynes, the latter a professor of philosophy–have written a book that joins the long list … Continue reading

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