The moral case against universal basic income

Finland, my native country, has decided to end its experiment with universal basic income. This is good news.At the beginning of last year, 2,000...

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

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

Let’s reject CEO pay caps and minimum wages

The annual CEO compensation bashing typically takes place in early January, when media reports inform us about the increased levels of CEO compensation, in...

Wealth concentration is not a moral disgrace

On my recent visit to Southern California, I read an op-ed in the LA Times by Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie, the authors of...

Altruism is not a guide for living—or for business

Most of us pursue self-interest every day: we eat nutritious food, engage in productive work (to have a purpose and to make a living),...

What’s driving Amazon’s critics?

Shoppers love Amazon. And why wouldn’t we: fast, often free, home delivery of a wide variety of goods, at great prices and easy returns...

“The same for everyone”

“The same for everyone”“The same for everyone” are  installations of illuminated text by the Scottish artist Nathan Coley, erected on scaffolding around Aarhus, Denmark...

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,...

Bill Gates, Justin Trudeau, and the misguided inequality crusade

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a strong technology advocate, and Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada and a former high school teacher,...

Investment bankers’ contribution

I recently spoke with a retired investment banker who was disillusioned with his past profession. He said that he had seen so much what...

Apple’s tax strategy is not only legal—it’s moral

The U.S. corporate tax rate is about 40%. Ireland’s is 12.5%. Following a tax minimization strategy and legal transfer pricing practices, Apple claims about...

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...