Corporate welfare is immoral

In its recently released budget, the Canadian government announced $6.4 billion of new corporate welfare spending. The aerospace sector will receive $1.2 billion of...

Is Google too big and powerful?

In a recent post, Google, Groupthink & the Media, Donna Laframboise writes: “Google is the kind of multinational tech giant that may be too...

Does pursuit of profit cause war?

I recently visited the new premises of my alma mater, Aalto University Business School, in Espoo, Finland. There I picked up an issue of...

Capitalism: The pro-human social system

Capitalism is the favorite whipping boy of the leftists (such as the Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders). It gets blamed for...

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...

We should want more billionaires: Why inequality does not matter

The two big political and social questions that dominate the discourse today are climate change and economic inequality. Except, there is not much discourse,...

Principle of freedom trumps government regulation: Why cannabis market should be free

A reader commented on my earlier post that advocated legalization of cannabis: “Given you position about allowing legalization and everyone has the right to use...