What is business ethics for?

A new semester, and a new class of business ethics, has begun. In my class, we initially discuss concrete examples of ethical dilemmas in...

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make the world a better place: Productiveness vs. charity?

Facebook CEO and recent parent Mark Zuckerberg has written a letter to his newborn daughter—cum a political manifesto—in which he makes the ‘Billionaires’ Pledge’...

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...

“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...

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...

Will income inequality kill you?

The answer to the title question is ‘no,’ of course. However, some public health crusaders, carrying the torch of the Occupy movement, make such...

A Liberal government in Canada: prospects for freedom and prosperity?

Last week’s landslide victory of the left-of-center Liberal Party in the Canadian parliamentary elections after almost 10 years of Conservative government prompted me to...

The Occupiers Claim: Working for A Living is Slavery

Occupy Chicago was advertising its May Day demonstration last week with a poster that said: “If you have to work to live, is it...

Why trying to narrow the income gap is wrong-headed

The “problem” of income inequality is at the top of agenda in many places, most notably in President Obama’s plan for the remainder of...

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,...

Why avoiding taxes is moral

The recent leak of the Panama Papers—which consist of confidential banking documents that report names of thousands of offshore corporations and their shareholders—created a...

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...