Virtuous egoism

You have heard this before: you are either good, or you are selfish. For the majority of people, virtuous egoism is an oxymoron: they...

The deep-seated suspicion of self-interest

All living beings pursue their self-interest: their survival. Evolution has programmed most species to do that automatically, within the context of their knowledge. A...

Happiness vs. wealth creation?

The UN World Happiness Report, conducted by the Earth Institute at the Columbia University, was released last week (click here to review) . Taking...

Reasons to reject humility

WordPress provided a year-end statistical review of my blog for 2014. One of the most viewed posts was “Why humility is not a virtue,”...

Government, business, and human flourishing

In a recent conversation about the U.S. presidential election, a well-educated, high-earning professional told me that he had been rooting for Bernie Sanders for...

Why be moral? Your life depends on it

To say that many people are confused about morality is an understatement. Yet, our lives depend on getting morality right. As an example of...

Why business makes Christmas better

Millions of people have just celebrated Christmas, by decorating their homes, setting up Christmas trees and lights, getting together with their families, exchanging gifts...

Is egoism an obvious moral choice?

My book, How to Be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business, has been translated into Finnish and was recently published in...

Productive work and happiness

Pause for a second and think what makes you happiest. Good health? A satisfying romantic relationship? Your children thriving? Spending time with friends and...

Why business makes Christmas better

Millions of people are about to celebrate Christmas, by decorating their homes, setting up Christmas trees and lights, getting together with their families, exchanging...

Happiness of work

I live in Canada’s biggest oil producing province, Alberta, where the economic outlook is gloomy as the oil prices are not expected to recover...

Purpose in life: “the poetry of work”

In a recent column, “Labours of love,” Robert Fulford writes “an ode to those who take pride in their work.”...