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...

A Liberal government in Canada: prospects for freedom and prosperity?

Last week’s landslide victory of the left-of-center Liberal Party in the Canadian parliamentary elections after almost 10 years of Conservative government prompted me to...

In praise of privatization and private property

In a recent column in Calgary Herald, Naomi Lakritz attacked a think-tank’s proposal for improving the city’s governance through privatization of...

Government “free” trade deals don’t promote freedom

So called “free” trade deals between governments are immoral—because they destroy companies’ freedom to trade freely with whomever they see fit. As Lawrence Solomon...

Bill Gates, Justin Trudeau, and the misguided inequality crusade

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a strong technology advocate, and Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada and a former high school teacher,...

We don’t need protection against big business

Politicians from President Donald Trump to Senator Elizabeth Warren keep complaining that big corporations—Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and others—have too much power and need...

Keys to innovation

As David Akin writes in the Financial Post, the Canadian government has tried, through science policy, tax incentives and other programs, to boost innovation...

Defending Uber

It appears that Uber is in trouble: good executives quit, allegations of sexual harassment, and a “toxic” work culture. CEO Travis Kalanick was caught...

Flourishing business needs free markets

The big media story about business to start the year (at least for the CBC, the Canadian public broadcasting corporation) was the “outrageously” high...

Government doesn’t create jobs—it kills them

Many politicians have the delusion that government can create jobs (the ultra-delusional among them is Hillary Clinton, who famously said that businesses don’t create...

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...

When government is anti-business—and what to do about it

Most governments want to have their cake and eat it, too. Canada’s Liberal government is a good example. In a hunt for more tax...