Monthly Archives: August 2013

Machan’s Archives: Coping with Smoking

Machan’s Archives: Coping with Smoking Tibor R. Machan Laws forbidding business proprietors from permitting smoking in their offices, cinemas, aircraft, stores, etc. are now legion. But such government-mandated prohibitions ignore the rights of those who don’t mind smoking as well … Continue reading

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Christie’s Demagoguery

Governor Christie’s Demagoguery Tibor R. Machan In his put down of Senator Rand Paul for the latter’s defense of limited governmental powers in foreign policies, Governor Chris Christie has not produced arguments but engaged in demagoguery. Bringing up the grieving … Continue reading

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Policy Sans Ethics

Policy Sans Ethics Tibor R. Machan Yet another ancient political debate concerns whether public policy needs to be based on certain norms, or ethical principles. Classical and a few modern political philosophers — e.g., Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Spinoza, John … Continue reading

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Shopping in communism vrsus capitalism

Shopping in communism versus capitalism Tibor R. Machan In a narrative portion of his latest (and characteristically riveting) novel the author has written the following sentence that prompts me to wag my finger at him a bit. “Now it was … Continue reading

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Too Many Un-American Americans

Too Many Un-American Americans Tibor R. Machan I am not sure Senator Rand Paul’s political philosophy is all around sound but one portion has my support and should have everyone’s. It is his consistent defense of the (George) Washingtonian idea … Continue reading

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