Is buying for others the secret to consistent happiness?

The theme of money and happiness keeps coming up; I wrote about it last in April when the UN World Happiness Report came out....

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...

Which is more important: Creating wealth or “giving back”?

Last week I attended an awards gala called “Rising Stars.” It was organized by Canada’s Oilweek magazine to recognize up-and-coming leaders in the oil...

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/

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 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...

Selling horse meat as beef: Buyer beware, too?

In my last post I wrote about stores selling products past their best before date—such as the expired canned lobster pate, which raised demands...

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...

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/#!

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...

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/

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...