What does the oil and gas industry have to do with peace and love?
Instead of worrying about Google’s influence, we should oppose a real threat: government’s initiation of force, through measures such as carbon taxes or dictating how Google should operate.
If you are a student of business, in any stage of your career, I encourage you learn about rational egoism—if success in business is your goal.
Pursuing self-interest in business is not exploitative, because it can only be based on voluntary trade.
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.