Free speech, censorship, and Facebook: Why should you care?

My esteem for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just dropped significantly. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, he implores the government to regulate “harmful”...

Why is trade not free?

In a recent National Post column, Robert Fulford rightfully lamented the fact that after a quarter century since the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...