Morality of capitalism

I have written about the aversion to capitalism (including among business students) before. Given all the evidence about the benefits of free markets—such as...

Hooray for Uber!

As the last of major (and smaller) cities in Canada, my hometown Calgary finally saw the ride-sharing service Uber launch here a few days...

Why government is anti-innovation

The Canadian Liberal government (similar to the Democrats, but further to the Left) announced its first budget last week, filled with bold promises—and lots...

Is Amazon “fleecing the taxpayers”?

In a recent Financial Post column, Lawrence Solomon accused Amazon for “fleecing the taxpayers” through its lobbying for tax breaks and other corporate welfare...

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....

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...

A shareholder-employee conflict?

I just finished reading a Finnish novel in which the main conflict is between Forest Giant (English translation), a large forest products company in...

“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...

Cheering the Burger King takeover of Tim Hortons

I am not a fan of fast food or medium-roast coffee and doughnuts, but the principle of companies trading freely should be defended (see...

Defending Google

In a free society, success would bring cheers, admiration, and attempts to emulate or surpass achievements. In today’s statist mixed economies, including the United...

Government regulation of business: Protection or harm?

Those advocating a strong regulatory state view government regulations as necessary to protect us against businesses that in their pursuit of profits, in the...

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...