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Beware of “sustainable” finance

The goal of “sustainable” finance is to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations ones into investment decisions, as opposed to focusing on financial...

Kudos to Uber for resisting the gig work law

California introduced another rights-violating, so-called gig work law (AB5) this year. Its intention is to “protect” gig workers by forcing companies contracting with them...

More reason and freedom in 2020

Reason and freedom are the fundamental requirements of long-term success in business and of human flourishing; our ability to thrive rests on them both....

Why business makes Christmas better

Millions of people are about to celebrate Christmas, by decorating their homes, setting up Christmas trees and lights, getting together with their families, exchanging...

In praise of privatization and private property

A recent Calgary Herald column attacked a think-tank’s proposal to improve the city’s governance through privatization of many municipal services. According to the typical...

The Green Reich is encroaching: Banning ‘Le Black Friday’

The Black Friday following the American Thanksgiving has migrated to Europe, where retailers and consumers have embraced it as the big discount day to...

Will income inequality kill you?

The answer to the title question is of course ‘no.’ However, some public health crusaders make such an assertion. A recent study claims that...

How capitalism helps everyone flourish

In my business ethics course we always discuss the social context of business, particularly the implications of different social systems: the prevailing mixed economy,...

Climate alarmism, business of energy, and human flourishing

Climate alarmism—the end-of-the-world scenarios of dangerously warming climate, allegedly caused by human emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere—is becoming an increasingly mainstream view. This...

Principle of freedom trumps government regulation: Why cannabis market should be free

A reader commented on my earlier post that advocated legalization of cannabis: “Given you position about allowing legalization and everyone has the right to use...

Let’s thank producers

At best, business is dismissed as amoral. Or at worst, it is accused for being fundamentally immoral. Many people disdain business as the realm...

We should want more billionaires: Why inequality does not matter

The two big political and social questions that dominate the discourse today are climate change and economic inequality. Except, there is not much discourse,...