Upselling by banks: Why more regulation is not the solution

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada’s tax-payer funded radio- and television broadcaster, is calling for tighter regulation of banks—true to its leftist, anti-business leanings. This...

Greenpeace admits to deception: Why business must defend itself

Business is under continual attack, by environmentalist and other NGOs, helped by Hollywood celebrities and often hostile media. The attackers accuse business of destroying...

Bill Gates, Justin Trudeau, and the misguided inequality crusade

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a strong technology advocate, and Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada and a former high school teacher,...

Kudos to tech companies for opposing Trump’s irrational travel ban

Kudos to tech companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and others—for opposing president Trump’s 90-day ban on travelers to the United States from the seven Muslim-majority...

Businesspeople are producers, not predators

Businesspeople (particularly, businessmen) are the favorite villains of Hollywood. The latest piece of evidence: the newly released movie Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey, loosely based...

Giving is not a duty

At this time of the year, many of us are giving presents out of benevolence, goodwill, appreciation, and love—and for those reasons only, I...

Fraud is not an ethical dilemma: Avoiding scams like the Wells Fargo fake accounts

When the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal—two million unauthorized accounts created for clients by bank employees under an unrealistic incentive scheme—erupted earlier this fall,...

Corporate Social Responsibility–why we should drop the concept

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept that has permeated the language of business as a taken-for-granted, feel-good synonym for ‘ethical.’ Despite the term’s...

Business and the moral sanction of the ballooning regulatory state

All tax payers are suffering under the increasing regulatory and tax burden, as governments are trying to cope with the sagging economies (that they...

Investment bankers’ contribution

I recently spoke with a retired investment banker who was disillusioned with his past profession. He said that he had seen so much what...

Corporate leaders: seekers of climate change salvation?

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has predicted that climate change will lead to a financial catastrophe—unless corporate leaders start taking the risks of...

Businesses make the world a better place

Hollywood has a long history of businessman movie villains, from Mr. Potter in ‘It’s a wonderful world’ to ‘Wall Street’s’ Gordon Gekko and Lord...