Corporate welfare: Government theft

The Canadian government recently announced that it will give Bombardier, the Quebec-based aerospace and transportation company, a $372 million “repayable loan,” which Prime Minister...

Why government is anti-innovation

The Canadian Liberal government (similar to the Democrats, but further to the Left) announced its first budget last week, filled with bold promises—and lots...

Focus on progress: We live in the best of times

While often criticizing government for curtailing our freedom instead of protecting it and businesspeople (or others) for failing to act ethically, I want to...

Why Amazon should choose the United States over Canada

Amazon has released the eagerly awaited shortlist of 20 cities for its second headquarters. Only one contender of the several Canadian cities—Toronto—remains. And when...

Let’s reject CEO pay caps and minimum wages

The annual CEO compensation bashing typically takes place in early January, when media reports inform us about the increased levels of CEO compensation, in...

Why is there racism in business?

A recent trip to the Southern United States made me aware of a sad truth: racism is live and well, decades after racial segregation...

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...

“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...

Businesses should be free to hire foreign workers

For the past two months, Cassis Bistro, a favorite French restaurant in Calgary, was about to lose its French head chef. He was not...

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...

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’...

The ethics and business of human genetic editing

The other day, I turned on the radio to a debate on the ethics on human genetic editing, prompted buy an international scientific summit...