On CEOs celebrating the “death” of capitalism.
For the majority of people, virtuous egoism is an oxymoron: they don’t think it is possible to be virtuous and pursue self-interest at the same time.
Sustainable finance as imposed through government regulation harms human flourishing by violating the investors’ freedom to choose.
The government’s restricting Uber’s, its drivers’ and riders’ freedom of choice is immoral.
Self-interest rests on what human flourishing requires: adhering to reality in one’s thinking and action by the means of observation and logic
Green totalitarianism is a real threat, and companies that appease and are willing to follow down that path—like the German companies who collaborated with the Nazis—are contributors to it.
Capitalism is not a system advantaging the wealthy. It is a system of competition, innovation, and wealth creation which leads to win-win outcomes and flourishing for all.
With climate alarmism and “extinction” protests now in the mainstream, it is no wonder that most people consider the alleged man-made catastrophic climate change an established fact, and advocate curtailing carbon “pollution” or even banning fossil fuels altogether.
Capitalism is truly the pro-human social system superior to its alternatives.
The principle of freedom trumps government regulation. In Ayn Rand’s words: “Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind.”
Economic prosperity is not achieved by taxing the “rich”—such as the plans to wipe out billionaires—and giving some of their wealth to those who have been less productive and therefore have less wealth.
Business, the activity of producing and trading goods and services, demands a great deal of moral virtue, and businesspeople are not lowly materialists but moral creators.
The first part of this post’s title is a quotation from a student in my business ethics class. She had said that to her teenagers after learning about rational self-interest, or egoism, in the course and reading How to Be Profitable and Moral. More exactly, she had...
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
Like this content? Subscribe to support our work — it's free.
Read by students, professors, and citizens, Capitalism Magazine provides over 9,000 free to read articles and essays from pro-reason, individual rights perspective. 100% independent.
No spam. Unsubscribe anytime.