Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

Column on the Tenacity of Nihilists

The Tenacity of the Nihilists Tibor R. Machan In the book Reading Obama (Princeton, 2010), James T. Kloppenberg makes a case for how the kind of approach President Obama takes to public policy is now widely preferred, to put it … Continue reading

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Column on Welfare Statism and Compassion

Welfare Statism and Compassion Tibor R. Machan* There are many debates in political theory, most of them focused on what kind of legal system is just. It is an ancient topic, of course, and the various positions do not change … Continue reading

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Coloumn on Krugmann’s Failed Analogy

Krugmann’s Failed Analogy Tibor R. Machan Ok, so I’ll give him this: finally Dr. Krugmann put forth something akin to an argument instead of merely demonizing those with whom he disagrees! (See his column, The Hijacked Crisis, The New York … Continue reading

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Column on The Story of Entitlement Addiction

The Story of Entitlement Addiction Tibor R. Machan Welfare states rely on a complacent population, like spoiled children on spineless parents. So when finally the jig is up, no more vital fluids to leach, it is impossible to change course … Continue reading

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Column on Krugman, Academic Freedom & Phony Whining

Krugman, Academic Freedom & Phony Whining Tibor R. Machan In his column of March 28, 2011, Paul Krugman whines a good deal about how Republicans in Wisconsin are targeting scholars who may not like their opposition to public service union … Continue reading

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Column on Are Public Unions Unjust?

Are Public Unions Unjust? Tibor R. Machan Bona fide Labor unions work within a free market system where firms compete for customers who are normally able to switch from sellers of wares and services if they want to. Public works … Continue reading

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