By banning Airbnb and Uber, government violates our rights

Have you tried Airbnb to find a place to stay during your summer travels, or used Uber to find a ride? Whether you have...

Profit maximization is moral!

In the last class of my MBA business ethics course, a student commented that while he agreed that businesses must pursue profits to survive,...

What is an “unfair” competitive advantage?

Having not read newspapers for the duration of a two-week vacation (the reason for no posts), I eased myself back with the Wall Street...

The costly impact of government meddling with markets: Why competition is good and regulation...

On my recent second trip to Finland this year my observations and discussions with the locals drew my attention to the value of competition...

130 environmentalist groups want to end “hegemonic capitalism;” blame it for climate change

Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller....

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...

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....

Why do we fear capitalism?

My MBA students have been discussing alternative social systems as context of business in my business ethics class. While most see the value of...

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...

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...