Peace, love, energy

The Canadian Energy Executives’ Association (CEEA) had its annual business conference recently in Banff, Alberta. The members are mostly oil and gas executives, or...

No more altruism! Rejecting the ethics of self-sacrifice

The first part of this post’s title is a quotation from a student in my business ethics class. She had said that to her...

Let’s thank producers

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

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,...

In praise of privatization and private property

A recent Calgary Herald column attacked a think-tank’s proposal to improve the city’s governance through privatization of many municipal services. According to the typical...