Brexit: good for business—if liberty prevails

Many media commentators on the British referendum outcome to leave the European Union have zeroed in on the Brits’ frustration with the increasing intrusion...

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....

What does it take to “make America great again”?

In his inauguration speech, President Trump promised, as expected, to “make America great again”—but he was short on the principles and details as to...

Kudos to Uber for resisting the gig work law

California introduced another rights-violating, so-called gig work law (AB5) this year. Its intention is to “protect” gig workers by forcing companies contracting with them...

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 determine, among other things: who companies should hire (equal...

Why wealth creation (and private property and property rights) is good for the planet

In my previous post, I was writing about the first UN World Happiness Report and how it pits wealth creation—and wealth—against happiness. I promised...

Why are businesses not gearing up for the post-carbon economy?

Governments’ are making great efforts—such as banning oil pipelines and subsidizing unprofitable “green” technologies to avert man-made climate change—to help businesses move to the...

Anti-development is anti-life

Canada’s Financial Post (FP) is running a week-long series entitled “Arrested Development” which investigates how “Canada has turned into a can’t-do nation as surging...

Can you get something for nothing?

I was recently at a small garden center adjacent to a large chain store, getting supplies for spring gardening. I thought of checking the...

Kudos to tech companies for opposing Trump’s irrational travel ban

Kudos to tech companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and others—for opposing president Trump’s 90-day ban on travelers to the United States from the seven Muslim-majority...

Outsourcing is moral

When I told my husband that I was going to write a post defending outsourcing, he suggested the title “I love foreign workers.” That...

Why do we fear capitalism?

My MBA students have been discussing alternative social systems as context of business in my business ethics class. While most see the value of...