Crying for Argentina

My husband and I recently returned from a two-week trip to Argentina, a beautiful, geographically diverse country well worth visiting. But the trip was...

Appeasing “stakeholders:” How not to deal with corporate critics

A few months ago I announced the “Corporate Appeasement Award” for Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee shop chain that caved in under an environmentalist-orchestrated...

By banning Airbnb and Uber, government violates our rights

Have you tried Airbnb to find a place to stay during your summer travels, or used Uber to find a ride? Whether you have...

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’...

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....

Corporate welfare: Government theft

The Canadian government recently announced that it will give Bombardier, the Quebec-based aerospace and transportation company, a $372 million “repayable loan,” which Prime Minister...

Business under an attack: Lessons from Resolute Forest Products

The Montreal-based pulp and paper company Resolute Forest Products has been harassed by the American radical environmental group ForestEthics for years. The ENGO (environmental...

Virtue of business: productiveness

At best, business is dismissed as amoral. Or at worst, it is accused for being fundamentally immoral. Many people disdain business as the realm...

Profit motive and private property—keys to preventing forest fire damage

A large forest fire—covering an area of about 160,000 hectares, according to the latest reports—has been ravaging the city of Fort McMurray, the center...

The nanny state of Finland

On a recent visit to Finland, I had some exposure to the current state of the culture and politics of my native country. Sad,...

Beneficiaries vs. “victims” of capitalism?

I recently did an interesting tour of the Carrie Furnaces, a national historic site of a former iron mill near Pittsburgh. Our guide who,...

Does government regulation make us safe?

When government regulates and licenses daycares, restaurants, taxicabs, banks, other businesses, and physicians, we can rest assured that their operations and products are safe...