Who is responsible for your behavior?

You probably thought that the answer is: “you.” But neuroscientist Sam Harris argues (or rather, asserts) in his new book, Free Will (http://www.amazon.com/Free-Will-Sam-Harris/dp/1451683405/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344363795&sr=1-4&keywords=sam+harris), that...

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...

Value of freedom

In an alarming article in the Financial Post, Geoffrey Morgan reports how North American cities are increasingly taking measures to fight climate change—public transit...

The folly of corporate income taxation: Failure to integrate knowledge

Elizabeth Warren and her fellow leftists love corporate taxation because they see it as a means of income redistribution from wealthy investors to workers,...

Reason to cheer: The top 25 hedge fund managers earn more than all kindergarten...

President Obama, the Chief Inequality Fighter of the United States, in a recent address at Georgetown University discussed poverty and brought up yet another...

Government bailout of newspapers: Why should we care?

Newspapers around the world are losing revenues, both subscription and advertising. As Terence Corcoran of the National Post reports, newspaper revenues in Canada declined...

Why business should care about free speech

I am reading a freshly published book, Defending Free Speech, a collection of essays edited by Steve Simpson and published by the Ayn Rand...

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 is trade not free?

Recently Robert Fulford was rightfully lamenting in a National Post column that after a quarter century since the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement was...

Kudos to Exxon CEO for not appeasing climate alarmists

Exxon’s Rex Tillerson is my current CEO hero: unlike his peers, he refuses to appease the climate change alarmists who attack the Big Oil....

How mistaken moral views explain bad economics

Morality poses the question: For what purpose should I live and how? Economics studies how to organize production and trade of goods and services...

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...