Let’s reject CEO pay caps and minimum wages

The annual CEO compensation bashing typically takes place in early January, when media reports inform us about the increased levels of CEO compensation, in...

What counts as progress and what makes it possible?

At the end of the year, the media is teeming with reviews of the past 12 months. With their focus on the positive, compilations...

Why net neutrality is bad

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed President Obama’s net neutrality regulations from 2015. Good for FCC. I’m not a fan of it, or...

Wealth concentration is not a moral disgrace

On my recent visit to Southern California, I read an op-ed in the LA Times by Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie, the authors of...

Why finance is moral

I have just finished reading recently published In pursuit of wealth: The moral case for finance, edited by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins. It...

When government is anti-business—and what to do about it

Most governments want to have their cake and eat it, too. Canada’s Liberal government is a good example. In a hunt for more tax...

Should the nanny state dictate training for Uber drivers?

Most governments take their nanny role seriously, but some are more zealous than others. Among the most zealous is the provincial government of Quebec....

Government doesn’t create jobs—it kills them

Many politicians have the delusion that government can create jobs (the ultra-delusional among them is Hillary Clinton, who famously said that businesses don’t create...

How mistaken moral views explain bad economics

Morality poses the question: For what purpose should I live and how? Economics studies how to organize production and trade of goods and services...

Beneficiaries vs. “victims” of capitalism?

I recently did an interesting tour of the Carrie Furnaces, a national historic site of a former iron mill near Pittsburgh. Our guide who,...

“The same for everyone”

“The same for everyone”“The same for everyone” are  installations of illuminated text by the Scottish artist Nathan Coley, erected on scaffolding around Aarhus, Denmark...

Embracing the nanny state versus valuing freedom

Everyone knows that freedom is an essential requirement of human survival and happiness. Correct? Apparently not. The other day I was listening to a...