Persistent egoism: Why pursue self-interest?

Many people balk at the idea of ‘persistent egoism’ that I addressed in a recent post. They do so because they have absorbed the...

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...

Why Jeff Bezos should say no to the Billionaires’ Pledge

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, recently became the richest person in the history of the world, as his net worth climbed...

The Pope is wrong: Employment is not exploitation

Recently, during a mass at the Vatican, Pope Francis condemned wealthy employers for paying their workers low wages and accused them of “exploitation”. (Thank...

Exploitation vs. trade: Win-lose or win-win?

A well-educated, intelligent acquaintance was telling me how the quality of care at a privatized, formerly government-run hospital had immediately declined after it was...

Are the rich getting richer and the poor poorer?

The long-standing argument of the Left is that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer, presumably because the former “exploit” the latter....

Upselling by banks: Why more regulation is not the solution

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada’s tax-payer funded radio- and television broadcaster, is calling for tighter regulation of banks—true to its leftist, anti-business leanings. This...

What does it take to “make America great again”?

In his inauguration speech, President Trump promised, as expected, to “make America great again”—but he was short on the principles and details as to...

Supermarkets—our enemies?

“Every time we step through its doors we enter into a battle with our enemy, the supermarket corporation, whose motives are totally opposed to...

Altruism means self-sacrifice, not benevolence

Despite the positive connotations of benevolence and kindness that most people hold for altruism, that is not what this moral code means. The Encyclopedia...

Business is moral!

Business is in a dire need of moral defense. I have written posts defending the oil sands producers and outsourcing by banks, but those...

Why Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto will NOT diminish innovation, increase prices, and destroy...

The German chemicals multinational Bayer has finally completed its takeover of the U.S.-based Monsanto, after nearly a two-year process of obtaining regulatory approval in...