Outsourcing is moral

When I told my husband that I was going to write a post defending outsourcing, he suggested the title “I love foreign workers.” That...

Business doesn’t need a “social license to operate”

A “social license to operate” has been widely accepted as something that companies need to gain and maintain, particularly in resource-based industries, such as...

Value of competition

The markets are not free in most of the world which means that competition is curtailed. In Canada, the federal government has targeted some...

How to help workers flourish?

Labor Day celebrates labor unions as the protectors of workers against exploitation by “greedy” capitalists—corporations that allegedly would lock up workers in inhumane conditions...

Abolish “supply management”!

One of the sticking points in the trade agreement (NAFTA) negotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico is the decades old Canadian chicken...

Why Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto will NOT diminish innovation, increase prices, and destroy...

The German chemicals multinational Bayer has finally completed its takeover of the U.S.-based Monsanto, after nearly a two-year process of obtaining regulatory approval in...

Leave Amazon alone!

Typically, I don’t write about current politics—there are enough commentators doing so already—but I am making an exception on president Trump’s attack on Amazon....

“Under capitalism, who would regulate us?”

"Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.” –Ayn Rand To...

Government meddling with markets is costly: Why competition is good and regulation bad

When I travel in Finland (my native country), comparisons of Finland and Canada often come up in conversations. On the first glance, one would...

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed President Obama’s net neutrality regulations from 2015.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...

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....

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,...