Moral virtues of business success: Lessons from Madoff

Earlier this year, the infamous pyramid investment king Bernie Madoff was testifying in court, in conjunction with a lawsuit that seeks to get his...

Beneficiaries vs. “victims” of capitalism?

I recently did an interesting tour of the Carrie Furnaces, a national historic site of a former iron mill near Pittsburgh. Our guide who,...

The moral purpose of business: Larry Fink vs. T.J. Rodgers

Larry Fink, CEO of one of the largest investment management firms in the world, BlackRock, has sent a letter to all S&P 500 CEOs,...

Business leaders’ appeasement on climate change: What can they do?

President Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord, receiving prompt condemnation from environmentalists, media, heads of other governments—and business leaders....

Is “green” oil good for us?

The carbon reduction craze has been now embraced by the Canadian oil sands producers as the unavoidable necessity to “clean up” their product to...

When government is anti-business—and what to do about it

Most governments want to have their cake and eat it, too. Canada’s Liberal government is a good example. In a hunt for more tax...

How business improves lives

I have just returned from the world’s biggest gathering of business school academics who study management and organizations, the annual meeting of the Academy...

Time to dismiss the nanny: How an over-zealous government hurts us

Time to dismiss the nanny: How an over-zealous government hurts us The Canadian government makes an excellent example of an over-zealous nanny that perceives itself...

Let’s reject CEO pay caps and minimum wages

The annual CEO compensation bashing typically takes place in early January, when media reports inform us about the increased levels of CEO compensation, in...

Focus on progress: We live in the best of times

While often criticizing government for curtailing our freedom instead of protecting it and businesspeople (or others) for failing to act ethically, I want to...

Why Donald Trump is wrong about free trade

The American people have now voted Donald Trump for their president-elect on a promise that he will make America prosperous—by restricting trade and making...

Leave Amazon alone!

Typically, I don’t write about current politics—there are enough commentators doing so already—but I am making an exception on president Trump’s attack on Amazon....