Tag Archives: Aristotle

Column on A Prominent Pair of False Alternatives

A prominent Pair of False Alternatives Tibor R. Machan Jon Gertner, author of the forthcoming “The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation,”* writes for The New York Times (in an excerpt from his book), about … Continue reading

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Column on Warren’s Non-Sequitor

Warren’s Non-Sequitor Tibor R. Machan So Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts candidate for the US Senate, says “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.” And so she is said to reject that it is possible for … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: The Deficit and the Tragedy of the Commons

From Machan’s Archives: The Deficit and the Tragedy of the Commons TIBOR R. MACHAN (December 2004) In the 4th century B. C. Aristotle identified a very important principle of community life. He demonstrated the social value of the right to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Column on Pitfalls of Shared Responsibilities

Pitfalls of Shared Responsibility Tibor R. Machan President Barrack Obama asserted in a recent speech dealing with the country’s enormous debt that what the country needs is to live by an ancient principle, namely, “the principle of shared responsibility.” He … Continue reading

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Column on Libertarian Civics Lesson #438

Libertarian Civics Lesson #438 Tibor R. Machan It is customary, sadly, for critics of a viewpoint to distort it, caricature it, besmirch it and the like–or at least to mention only aspects of it that could turn out to be … Continue reading

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