Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Note on Taxation

I have found it sensible to characterize taxation as a form of extortion. This is what it was when monarchs claimed that they owned the realm and everyone who occupied a part of it had to pay them for the … Continue reading

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Involuntary Servitude

Involuntary Servitude Tibor R. Machan I now have three grandchildren. The latest, the young son and my own son and his wife, was born just a few days ago. The other two, my oldest child’s, also boys, are now two … Continue reading

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Some Pros and Cons of a Syrian Attack

Some Pros and Cons of a Syrian Attack Tibor R. Machan Why should one powerful nation attack another that is following intolerable policies — e.g., gasing its own citizens? Some argue that this is because when others act violently toward … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: Once Again It’s Freedom’s Fault

Machan’s Archives: Once Again, Freedom is at Fault Tibor R. Machan “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance,” was how John Philpot Curran put it. Sure enough, but there is vigilance and there is … Continue reading

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Rand & the family

Rand’s focus wasn’t on child raising, any more than it was on farming or physics; yet she would not regard these as unimportant. Context matters, here as elsewhere. As a neo-Objectivist, with three children and three grandchildren, I find all … Continue reading

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