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/#!

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.,...

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....

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...

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 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...

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/

Instead of taxing the 1% more, we should thank them

To qualify as part of the top 1% of income earners in Canada in 2010, you would have to had earned $201,400. (In the...

Why business (and the rest of us) needs limited government

Many people take government involvement in the economy for granted. They agree that government should, among other things, determine who business should hire (equal...

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...

There is no conflict between individual and common interests

This is the last installment based on my experiences in Finland in the last month. A few days before I returned to Canada, the...

Doing business with dictatorships?

Canada’s largest engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin lost $1.5 billion (about 20%) of its market cap last Tuesday, due to $35 million in “improperly booked expenses”...