“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...

Should we boycott Amazon?

Amazon has been “exposed” by the New York Times as “a bruising workplace” where employees are driven by callous managers to compete against their...

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...

What counts as progress and what makes it possible?

At the end of the year, the media is teeming with reviews of the past 12 months. With their focus on the positive, compilations...

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...

Upselling by banks: Why more regulation is not the solution

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada’s tax-payer funded radio- and television broadcaster, is calling for tighter regulation of banks—true to its leftist, anti-business leanings. This...

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make the world a better place: Productiveness vs. charity?

Facebook CEO and recent parent Mark Zuckerberg has written a letter to his newborn daughter—cum a political manifesto—in which he makes the ‘Billionaires’ Pledge’...

Why business and force don’t mix

My recent post on the Pope’s misguided accusation of business for exploiting workers has received some reactions that indicate a misunderstanding of the role...

Are the rich getting richer and the poor poorer?

The long-standing argument of the Left is that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer, presumably because the former “exploit” the latter....

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...

Inequality is not the problem—lack of freedom is

Desperate to leave a legacy—of having turned the United States more sharply toward socialism—President Obama is grasping for various schemes. In his latest State...

Free speech, censorship, and Facebook: Why should you care?

My esteem for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just dropped significantly. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, he implores the government to regulate “harmful”...