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Tibor R. Machan

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Tibor R. Machan was a professor emeritus of philosophy at Auburn University (AL) and of Business Ethics at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University (CA).

Tibor R. Machan was a professor emeritus of philosophy at Auburn University (AL) and of Business Ethics at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University (CA). He died in 2016.

He lectures regularly on political philosophy and business ethics in Europe, Latin America, South Africa, New Zealand, Asia, and the United States.

Machan is the author and editor of several books, including Liberty and Culture: Essays on the Idea of a Free Society (1989) and Revisiting Marxism: A Bourgeois Reassessment (2006). His most recent books are The Normative Defense of Free Market Capitalism: Did the Free Market Cause the Financial Fiasco? (Addelton Academic Publishers, 2011), Why Everyone Else Is Wrong (Springer, 2011) and The Morality of Business, A Profession of Human Wealth Care (Springer, 2011)

He has contributed to numerous scholarly journals, including American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy of Science, International Journal of Social Economics, and others.

He has written columns for several national newspapers including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He was a regular columnist, beginning in 1966, for the Orange County Register. His essays have appeared in various publications including National Review,Policy Review,Free Inquiry, American Scholar, World and I, and Reason Magazine, which Machan co-founded. A recent essay he wrote is ‘Morality and capitalism – friends or foes?’, Int. J. Economics and Business Research, Vol. x, No. x, pp. xx–xx.

Machan is on the advisory boards for several foundations and think tanks and has also served on the founding board of the Jacob J. Javits Graduate Fellowship Program of the US Department of Education.

Machan earned BA (Claremont McKenna College), MA (New York University), and PhD (University of California at Santa Barbara) degrees in philosophy. Email: TMachan@gmail.com and Machan@chapman.edu.

 

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January 19, 2016
By Tibor R. Machan
Today’s protesters calling for free higher education are just the latest in a long line of people engaging in destructive behavior in the name of egalitarianism, the concept of equal treatment for all.
January 29, 2014
By Joseph Bast, Robert Genetski, Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Benjamin Domenech, Joy Pullmann, Robert G. Holland, Steve Stanek, Craig Idso, John Coleman (1934-2018), Marc Morano, Kenneth Haapala, Marita Noon, Jonathan Steitz, Kurtis B. Reeg, Tibor R. Machan, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Alan Caruba (1938-2015), Richard Ebeling, Eugene Kontorovich, Jack A. Chambless, Barry P. Keating
The following statements reacting to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night from staff, fellows, and policy advisors at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution.
January 28, 2014
By Jim Lakely, Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Benjamin Domenech, Joy Pullmann, Steve Stanek, Craig Idso, Marc Morano, John Coleman (1934-2018), Tibor R. Machan, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Joseph Bast, Alan Caruba (1938-2015), Robert Genetski, Jack A. Chambless, Barry P. Keating, Eugene Kontorovich, Richard Ebeling, Kurtis B. Reeg, Jonathan Steitz, Marita Noon, Kenneth Haapala, Robert G. Holland
Below you can read the reaction of staff, fellows, and policy advisors at The Heartland Institute to President Obama's State of the Union Address. The comments may be used for attribution.
January 27, 2014
By Tibor R. Machan
A lengthy January 25 The New York Times piece titled "Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance" stated this: “As Rand Paul test-markets a presidential candidacy and tries to broaden his appeal, he is also trying to take libertarianism, an ideology long on the
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