Tag Archives: Socrates

Column on Abusing the Social Contract

Abusing the Social Contract Tibor R. Machan At the outset it needs to be noted that whatever is called the social contract, it is not actually a contract which is “an agreement entered into by two or more parties with … Continue reading

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Column on Fourth of July and the Public Interest

Fourth of July and the Public Interest Tibor R. Machan Throughout history political thinkers have been doing a lot of fretting about the public good (or public interest, common good, general welfare, etc.). Usually they came up with massive plans … Continue reading

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Column on Deciphering Paul Krugman

Deciphering Paul Krugman Tibor R. Machan It is hardly ever explicit in Paul Krugman’s columns except that he has made it clear that he is a pragmatist and finds all ideologues off base. But what is an ideologue to Krugman? … Continue reading

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Column on “The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters”

“The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters”* Tibor R. Machan In basic reasoning courses one learns that certain ways of thinking are fallacious, others are sound. Sadly, most students don’t actually remember much of what they learn here because these courses … Continue reading

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