Reason, independent thinking, production, and freedom: Inspiration from a South Korean biotech company

Amid the fears created by the COVID-19 pandemic and governments’ draconian measures in a vain attempt trying to contain it, I wanted to write...

Income equality is not a value—freedom and productivity are

I have resisted writing about the perceived problem of inequality in income and wealth—Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century, has received too...

Virtuous egoism

You have heard this before: you are either good, or you are selfish. For most people, virtuous egoism is an oxymoron: they don’t think...

The Green Reich is encroaching: Banning ‘Le Black Friday’

The Black Friday following the American Thanksgiving has migrated to Europe, where retailers and consumers have embraced it as the big discount day to...

Will income inequality kill you?

The answer to the title question is of course ‘no.’ However, some public health crusaders make such an assertion. A recent study claims that...

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,...

Virtue of pride: policy of doing your best

  Virtue of pride: policy of doing your best According to conventional morality, pride is a sin. According to Aristotle, it is the crown of all...

Art, business, and first-handed productiveness

I recently heard a panel discussion by some accomplished professional artists about a variety of topics, which ranged from the motivation to paint to...

How to end poverty

In a recent National Post column, Andrew Coyne reported on a newly released statistic: Canada’s poverty rate had almost halved in 15 years since...

Can you get something for nothing?

I was recently at a small garden center adjacent to a large chain store, getting supplies for spring gardening. I thought of checking the...

 A “No Impact Man” is a dead man

University of Calgary, my employer, recently announced that this year it will require all newly-admitted students to read “No Impact Man,” the New York-based...

How to help workers flourish?

Labor Day celebrates labor unions as the protectors of workers against exploitation by “greedy” capitalists—corporations that allegedly would lock up workers in inhumane conditions...