Reason, independent thinking, production, and freedom: Inspiration from a South Korean biotech company

Amid the fears created by the COVID-19 pandemic and governments’ draconian measures in a vain attempt trying to contain it, I wanted to write...

Government price controls kill people

Last month, 23-year-old Chantelle Lindsay died of cystic fibrosis because she could not access a new drug that is available in the United States...

Income equality is not a value—freedom and productivity are

I have resisted writing about the perceived problem of inequality in income and wealth—Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century, has received too...

The ballooning regulatory state and the moral sanction by business

All taxpayers are suffering under the increasing regulatory and tax burden, as governments in many countries are trying to cope with sagging economies (that...

Is capitalism dead? Why should you care?

Capitalism has been under attack ever since the Industrial Revolution, which, backed with the Enlightenment ideas of freedom and individual rights, made unprecedented wealth...

Beware of “sustainable” finance

The goal of “sustainable” finance is to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations ones into investment decisions, as opposed to focusing on financial...

Kudos to Uber for resisting the gig work law

California introduced another rights-violating, so-called gig work law (AB5) this year. Its intention is to “protect” gig workers by forcing companies contracting with them...

More reason and freedom in 2020

Reason and freedom are the fundamental requirements of long-term success in business and of human flourishing; our ability to thrive rests on them both....

The Green Reich is encroaching: Banning ‘Le Black Friday’

The Black Friday following the American Thanksgiving has migrated to Europe, where retailers and consumers have embraced it as the big discount day to...

Will income inequality kill you?

The answer to the title question is of course ‘no.’ However, some public health crusaders make such an assertion. A recent study claims that...

Climate alarmism, business of energy, and human flourishing

Climate alarmism—the end-of-the-world scenarios of dangerously warming climate, allegedly caused by human emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere—is becoming an increasingly mainstream view. This...

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...