Universal basic income, as all government’s income ‘redistribution’ schemes, is immoral and harmful to all, including the recipients of such income.
Banks to stop financing fossil fuel development: Sound investment decisions vs. virtue signaling?
As long as there is demand for (willingness-to-buy) snake oil products there will be snake oil businesses.
The government can, and must, protect us, but not as a nanny. It is not all-knowing, and it cannot define problems for us.
President Trump should focus on getting government out of business by deregulating—and privatizing the United States Postal Service.
Taking taxpayers’ money and allocating it to fighting climate change, the causes of which are complex, is not rational but irrational climate policy.
Organizing and signing online petitions against gun manufacturers may be emotionally gratifying but will not end gun violence.
To most people, the idea of capitalism, where government’s only role is to protect its citizens’ individual rights against those who initiate physical force and fraud, is shockingly novel (and therefore, often suspect).
The proper, moral role of companies in society is to produce and trade material values
Should Amazon locate its second headquarters in Toronto or elsewhere in Canada, it would be sacrificing profits due to government intervention.
CEO pay caps and minimum wages are immoral because both curtail individual freedom by government force—yet, freedom is the fundamental requirement of human flourishing and prosperity.
Inventing vaccines, restoring eye sight, developing new and more efficient food sources, increasing productivity, reducing poverty, all depend on human ingenuity: our exercising reason to solve problems and to create.
Regulating public utilities to be “neutral” has led to ever-escalating prices and poor service (think of postal services and roads), due to inefficient operations and the lack of incentives—competition—to lower costs and to improve service.
Why are businesses not gearing up for the post-carbon economy?
Those producing and trading goods and services for profit are not taking anything away from others—the producers and traders are creating material values that would not exist without their productivity.
Collectivists believe that individuals have value and identity only as members of a group, whether a tribe, a member of a political movement, a race. Therefore, collectivists hold, we should judge people as members of a group, not as individual human beings based on their own character or conduct.
The essential moral case for finance that Brook and Watkins present is that finance is good by the standard of human flourishing.
Thinking on the job, and in every other aspect of life, is a virtue necessary for human flourishing.
As Ayn Rand explains, the only proper role of government is to protect citizens against the initiation of physical force and fraud, through the police, the armed services, and the courts.
Government cannot create jobs because it does not produce anything.
So how to deal with a workplace bully? The only effective way to do so is to apply appropriate moral principles: rationality, integrity and justice.
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