Leave Amazon alone!

Typically, I don’t write about current politics—there are enough commentators doing so already—but I am making an exception on president Trump’s attack on Amazon....

“Inclusive” capitalism and “fair” markets

When government bureaucrats call for “inclusive” capitalism and “fair” markets, you know they are not doing so out of compassion for the poor or...

What’s wrong with Amazon jumping on the minimum wage bandwagon?

Amazon recently announced that it will raise the hourly wage it pays to a minimum of $15, to the cheering of its workers. CEO...

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...

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...

How capitalism helps everyone flourish

In my business ethics course we always discuss the social context of business, particularly the implications of different social systems: the prevailing mixed economy,...

What motivates haters of capitalism?

The intellectual leaders of the Canadian Left, such as Naomi Klein and David Suzuki, and their celebrity fellow travelers, including Neil Young, Donald Sutherland...

The causes of the Greek economic tragedy—and the cure

New headlines and news stories about Greece’s looming economic collapse appear daily. This weekend, the National Post has a series of articles on the...