It is not Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and others that need to be “cut down to size,” as they cannot coerce us to buy their products and use their services.
If the oil companies want to take the moral high ground, they must first acknowledge, not just the negative effects of their product, but also its enormous benefits to humans.
Voluntary trade is the only way for human beings to deal with one another, to make their flourishing possible and to enhance it through division of labor.
Mark Zuckerberg wants government regulation of the internet content, not because it would somehow protect us against “harm,” but because it would protect Facebook against competition. Without free speech, we will become sheep. That is the reason we must condemn Mark Zuckerberg’s immoral plea and defend our freedom of speech
Collectivist elements spur violations of individual rights, such as taxes, highly progressive income taxation in particular, and other wealth “redistribution” schemes that discourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and wealth creation in general
Most students have not been exposed before to the concept of laissez-faire capitalism and the central role the protection of individual rights play in it.
Profit seeking and capitalism are natural and beneficial and provide the proper moral purpose for business.
What we need is competition in free markets and protection of individual rights.
The values the oil companies provide far outweigh negative consequences of fossil fuel production.
Self-interest rests on what human flourishing requires: adhering to reality in one’s thinking and action by the means of observation and logic