Who is afraid of individual rights?

I recently attended a conference on conservative ideas to learn more about them. My biggest takeaway: while conservatives agree with Objectivism (the philosophy to...

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...

Kudos to tech companies for opposing Trump’s irrational travel ban

Kudos to tech companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and others—for opposing president Trump’s 90-day ban on travelers to the United States from the seven Muslim-majority...

How to end poverty

In a recent National Post column, Andrew Coyne reported on a newly released statistic: Canada’s poverty rate had almost halved in 15 years since...

Peace, love, energy

The Canadian Energy Executives’ Association (CEEA) had its annual business conference recently in Banff, Alberta. The members are mostly oil and gas executives, or...

What does it take to “make America great again”?

In his inauguration speech, President Trump promised, as expected, to “make America great again”—but he was short on the principles and details as to...

Why is trade not free?

In a recent National Post column, Robert Fulford rightfully lamented the fact that after a quarter century since the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement...

Capitalism does not breed “tyrannical” bosses

Last week I discussed whether we should boycott Amazon, prompted by the recent New York Times article alleging cruel treatment of employees at 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...

“Inclusive capitalism” is not capitalism

Returning from a trip to Europe (the excuse for no posts recently), I read a column in the Wall Street Journal’s Europe edition by...

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...

The oil and gas unemployment crisis and how to fix it

According to estimates, there are 100,000 unemployed oil and gas workers in Alberta, most of them highly trained professionals in my home town Calgary....