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Tibor R. Machan

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Tibor R. Machan (1939 - 2016) was a Hoover research fellow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and held the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University.

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Environmentalism without Government

The Environment

03/03/2022Mises Daily Articles
Tibor Machan engages in some conjectural history to imagine how the world might be different had government never intervened to protect the environment but rather left all matters to property owners to sort out.
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The Rules by Which We Live

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

02/19/2022Mises Daily Articles
Many of the governmental edicts are pseudo laws, rules that are annoying mainly because government has accrued to itself the sole, monopolistic authority to impose them on us.
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Immigration Into A Free Society

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What should be a free country’s policy toward foreigners who would wish to live there? This may appear to be a fairly simple question, but it involves many complications. Volume 13, Number 2 (1998)


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Social Contract as a Basis of Norms: A Critique

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this note I will argue that social contract theories aimed at establishing norms for personal and community life are inadequate. Briefly, I show that in Kant and Rawls the alleged contractual basis for the legitimacy of law and government is supplemented with the very strict requirement of self-...


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Fishkin on Nozick's Absolute Rights

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his recent work, Tyranny and Legitimacy, James Fishkin advances an argument against Roben Nozick's theory of, what Fishkin calls, "absolute rights" by trying to demonstrate that such a theory would legitimate tyranny. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)


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