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...

Review of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, Yaron...

Why does the government keep growing, why should we be concerned about it, and what to do about it? “Free Market Revolution” by Yaron...

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...

Why governments should not interfere in the sale of publicly traded companies

This is an issue mostly in countries with abundant natural resources and governments bent on economic nationalism, but it nevertheless poses an interesting ethical...

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...

Why Is The Tea Party ‘Extremist,’ But Democratic Support For Big Government ‘Moderate’? by...

See Peter Schwartz's excellent, penetrating analysis of the obfuscations regarding "stakeholders", insider trading, and selfishness in his Forbes.com column here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/11/why-is-the-tea-party-extremist-but-democratic-support-for-big-government-moderate/#!

Why do 1.4 million Americans work at Walmart–a new Forbes.com column by Doug Altner

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/27/why-do-1-4-million-americans-work-at-walmart-with-many-more-trying-to/

Should you apologize for something you have not done?

Last month, Fareed Zakaria, CNN TV host and Time columnist was suspended briefly for plagiarizing a passage by New Yorker writer Jill Lepore. Zakaria...

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,...

Why humility is not a virtue

According to conventional morality, humility is a virtue. We are taught to think not too highly of ourselves or not to take credit for...

Rescuing BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Ltd., the struggling Canadian smartphone maker, is seeking to be taken over in a $4.7 billion private deal by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.,...

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...