Celebrating work

On Labor Day, I celebrate work. I know I am a little off the original purpose of this holiday, as it was initiated at...

Why is capitalism a dirty word among business students?

I just finished teaching another business ethics course. As often in my many years of teaching, students were surprised to learn about the moral...

The moral case for fossil fuels: Alex Epstein’s important new book

I am writing from Kauai, Hawaii, while on a vacation, bracing myself for grading students’ term papers next week. Before humans discovered fossil fuels,...

Who is responsible for your behavior?

You probably thought that the answer is: “I am.” But neuroscientist Sam Harris argues in his 2012 book, Free Will, that your genes and...

Key to effective management: Objectivity

Management is commonly defined as the process of accomplishing common goals by working through or with people. According to Chester Barnard, American businessman and...

The ethics and business of human genetic editing

The other day, I turned on the radio to a debate on the ethics on human genetic editing, prompted buy an international scientific summit...

How to avoid bad decisions in business

Bad decisions happen. Resources are invested in new products that flop. Wrong people—underperformers—get hired and promoted. Mergers end up diluting instead of creating value....

Three errors about business ethics

In an ideal world, everyone understands that long-term profitability in business requires acting morally (and what that moral action involves). However, that knowledge is...

Harry Binswanger’s column: “Obama to Americans: You don’t deserve to be free”

See Harry Binswanger's great new Forbes.com column on individualism and capitalism here. It beautifully contrasts freedom, provided by capitalism--which we need to survive and...

Harry Binswanger's column: "Obama to Americans: You don't deserve to be free"

See Harry Binswanger's great new Forbes.com column on individualism and capitalism here. It beautifully contrasts freedom, provided by capitalism--which we need to survive and...

Peter Schwartz’s terrific new Forbes.com column against altruism

Peter Schwartz, one of the best writers I know, has written another excellent column against altruism: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/12/13/the-opponents-of-obamacare-are-completely-missing-the-point/

Peter Schwartz's terrific new Forbes.com column against altruism

Peter Schwartz, one of the best writers I know, has written another excellent column against altruism: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/12/13/the-opponents-of-obamacare-are-completely-missing-the-point/