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....

Profit maximization as moral purpose: Channeling Milton Friedman

To many, profit maximization seems cold, heartless, even exploitative. They consider business immoral and the profit-seeking corporate model to be in need of reform....

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...

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...

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...

Brexit: good for business—if liberty prevails

Many media commentators on the British referendum outcome to leave the European Union have zeroed in on the Brits’ frustration with the increasing intrusion...

We don’t need protection against big business

Politicians from President Donald Trump to Senator Elizabeth Warren keep complaining that big corporations—Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and others—have too much power and need...

Time to dismiss the nanny: How an over-zealous government hurts us

Time to dismiss the nanny: How an over-zealous government hurts us The Canadian government makes an excellent example of an over-zealous nanny that perceives itself...

How to end poverty

In a recent National Post column, Andrew Coyne reported on a newly released statistic: Canada’s poverty rate had almost halved in 15 years since...

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...

How to help workers flourish?

Labor Day celebrates labor unions as the protectors of workers against exploitation by “greedy” capitalists—corporations that allegedly would lock up workers in inhumane conditions...

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...