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Reflections on Modern Democracy

Democracy – but only when it goes your way! Tibor R. Machan Over the years of watching the democratic process I’ve noticed something important.  People tend to reject democracy, indeed, fight it tooth and nail, when it doesn’t go their … Continue reading

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Recycled but still very relevant

What you “Owe to Society” Tibor R. Machan Sadly this is an ancient thesis that’s being revived now in a country that was founded on denying it. The idea is well expressed in a recent book by Professor William E. … Continue reading

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Individualism in the Right Key

Individualism in the Right Key Tibor R. Machan* Do not make the mistake of the ignorant who think that an individualist is a man who says: “I’ll do as I please at everybody else’s expense.” An individualist is a man … Continue reading

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Obama Butts in Again

Obama Butts in Again Tibor R. Machan I am puzzled that there is hardly any mention in the press — columns, editorials, etc. — about Mr. Obama’s executive intrusion in the employment relation. He wants to have overtime pay be … Continue reading

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The NYT is wrong once again

The New York Times is Wrong Again Tibor R. Machan Here is the opening salvo in The New York Times of a lengthy piece on Rand Paul.  And it is dead wrong: “As Rand Paul test-markets a presidential candidacy and … Continue reading

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Consumerism and Christmas

Consumerism and Christmas Tibor R. Machan You all may recall that after 9/11 Osama bin Laden explained his orchestration of the terrorist deed that murdered some 3000 innocent human beings as payback for America’s materialism. (His anti-materialist rant is routine … Continue reading

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IP Anyone?

Intellectual Property Anyone? Tibor R. Machan There is a debate afoot now about whether one ever owns the likes of a novel, poem, computer game, song, arrangement or similar “intellectual” items. Some argue, to quote the skeptic, Professor Tom Bell … Continue reading

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