Tibor R. Machan

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Commercialism and Christmas

December 24, 2013 - 8:12 am

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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 – a good discussion of his views may be found here. [ http://www.army.mil/professionalwriting/volumes/volume5/january_2007/1_07_4.html]) Yet as [...]

IP Anyone?

November 25, 2013 - 3:50 pm

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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 of Chapman University’s School of Law, “Copyrights and patents function as a federal welfare program [...]

Obama’s Utilitarian Foibles

November 20, 2013 - 8:27 am

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Obama’s Utilitarian Foibles November 20, 2013 Editorial By Tibor Machan The utilitarian insists that the morally right way to act is to promote the greatest good for the greatest number (of people but perhaps of all sentient beings). This goes for public policy as well! The goal overrides any individual rights, so if to secure [...]

Liberty & Productivity

November 13, 2013 - 10:44 am

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Liberty and Productivity November 13, 2013 Editorial By Tibor Machan Statists routinely suggest their distrust of human initiative. This is why they keep advocating government stimuli instead of free markets. In a free market, one which prohibits government intrusions, regulations and regimentation, it is understood that when men and women are free of such intrusions, [...]

Investment & Prudence

October 30, 2013 - 9:04 am

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Investment and Prudence October 30, 2013 Editorial By Tibor Machan To be prudent amounts to making sure that one takes good care of oneself in all important areas of one’s life. Health, wealth, family, friendship, understanding, etc. are all in need of good care so that one will achieve and sustain one’s development as a [...]