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...

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...

What’s wrong with Amazon jumping on the minimum wage bandwagon?

Amazon recently announced that it will raise the hourly wage it pays to a minimum of $15, to the cheering of its workers. CEO...

“Victims” of capitalism?

When the Canadian government recently announced its plan to build a monument to victims of communism, Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader (and the...

Why business requires moral clarity and courage

Why would a practical endeavor such as business—creating wealth through production and trade of goods and services—require moral clarity and courage, you may ask....

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...

Ethics of cannabis business?

As a non-user—and a free market advocate—I hadn’t paid much attention to Canada’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana. But now Bill C-45, which legalizes...

Banning private health care kills: Equality at the cost of human lives

Imagine that you have worked hard and saved money so that you can achieve your goals and enjoy yourself but also to be equipped...

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...