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Apple should not have to pay taxes

Apple, the most highly valued technology company and the creator of wonderful products that millions enjoy and use to enhance their productivity, has been...

Value of competition

In Canada, like most everywhere in the world, the markets are not free. For example, the Canadian government has targeted some key industries in...

Not “giving” or “taking” but trading

The New York Times recently attempted to tantalize readers with a headline: “Is Giving The Secret of Getting Ahead?”. The article featured Adam Grant,...

Do capitalism and egoism cause buildings to collapse and crush workers?

Almost 400 garment workers were crushed to death when shoddily built factory building collapsed in Bangladesh last week. Tragedies like this lead to a...

Business is moral!

Business is in a dire need of moral defense. I have written recent posts defending the oil sands producers and outsourcing by banks, but...

Outsourcing is moral

When I told my husband that I had to write this post defending outsourcing, he suggested the title “I love foreign workers.” Admittedly, that...

Moral defense of the oil sands

On Friday I attended a conference in Calgary where Canadian journalist and broadcaster Rex Murphy delivered a rousing defense of the Alberta oil sands...

Corporate welfare is immoral

In its recently released budget the Canadian (Conservative!) government announced $6.4 billion of new corporate welfare spending. The aerospace sector will receive $1.2 billion...

Is egoism obvious?

My book, How to Be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business, has been translated into Finnish and was recently published in...

Selling horse meat as beef: Buyer beware, too?

In my last post I wrote about stores selling products past their best before date—such as the expired canned lobster pate, which raised demands...

Government regulation or buyer beware?

A Canadian woman recently bought a can of lobster pate at a Wal-Mart store. The pate was about a year and half past its...

Instead of taxing the 1% more, we should thank them

To qualify as part of the top 1% of income earners in Canada in 2010, you would have to had earned $201,400. (In the...