Tibor R. Machan

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Contra Piketty

May 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm

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Re: Piketty’s current old fashioned prominence: To quote The Wall Street Journal’s French correspondent, Mr. Gobry, “Mr. Piketty remains that most familiar of characters in the policy debate: a neoliberal economist who sees many virtues in market forces but favors government redistribution to smooth out some of the market’s excesses.”

Obama Butts in Again

March 12, 2014 - 10:40 am

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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 higher than it is. He seems to think it is the task of the president [...]

The Logic of Egalitarianism

February 22, 2014 - 5:10 pm

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The Logic of Equalization Tibor R. Machan This morning my TV news station reported on how the Federal Communications Commission drafted an order to visit broadcast newsrooms and make sure they treated newsitems fairly, that they make balanced presentations of the pros and cons on various public policies. The order was, however, quickly rescinded. It [...]

Te NYT is wrong once again

January 27, 2014 - 5:08 pm

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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 tries to broaden his appeal, he is also trying to take libertarianism, an ideology long [...]

You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

January 22, 2014 - 9:26 am

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! January 22, 2014 Editorial By Tibor Machan In 1973 I edited The Libertarian Alternative*, published by the obscure but up and coming firm Nelson Hall. The book contained a wide selection of essays from the likes of Murray Rothbard, Nathaniel Branden, John Hospers, et al. Back then I didn’t [...]