Tibor Machan

Tibor Machan is professor emeritus of philosophy at Auburn University, the R.C. Hoiles Chair of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a former adjunct faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.


Positive Liberty

by Tibor Machan on Aug 15, 2008

Positive liberty presents a case for liberty as the ability to succeed. Often, though, positive liberty can only be achieved by violating negative liberty.



by Tibor Machan on Aug 15, 2008

Kleptocracies are those governments that enact policies which take resources from citizens simply for government gain or gain of select individuals and parties.


Editorial: John Hospers

by Leonard P. Liggio on Mar 1, 1981

“As in earlier ages, the academic world may be the last to accept the reality of dynamic process and continuity in change.”


Social Darwinism

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Social Darwinism applied the idea of “survival of the fittest” to society to poor ends. However, its intellectual founders did not share those views.


The Revolution Comes to Italy

by Ralph Raico on May 1, 1978

“I found that the Libertarian Party is not an historically isolated phenomenon but is, on the contrary, the landing place of a great cultural tradition.”


Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)

by Chris Sciabarra on Aug 15, 2008

Ayn Rand remains one of the best-known and most influential individualist writers, credited with developing the philosophy of Objectivism.



by Sigrid Fry-Revere on Aug 15, 2008

Sigrid Fry-Revere outlines a libertarian take on ethics and explains how this framework can be considered in issues dealing with the human body.


Rights, Natural

by Fred Miller on Aug 15, 2008

Natural rights are the basic rights held by all individuals by merits of being human; i.e., those rights that exist pre-government and may not be violated.