Thanks to Ayn Rand and the objective moral principles she identified, we can make moral decisions more easily—and achieve our values in the long term.
Should government be an all-knowing, benevolent nanny who tells us how we must live, for our own good?
It is important to choose work that you enjoy.
If we embraced the moral code of rational egoism, we would solve all of today’s economic problems … and reach unprecedented human prosperity and flourishing
Their pragmatist mindset of “skip the philosophy; just give me the practical tips,” hinders them from becoming better managers.
Not all ethics guide us to achieve happy, fulfilling lives
Madoff was what Ayn Rand would call a second-hander: someone who tries to gain values by pleasing and manipulating others rather than thinking for himself based on observation of facts and supporting himself through productive work.
What really drives Amazin’s critics is a hatred of success: success of anyone who is achieving more than others.
There is no virtue in restraining the pursuit of profit: profit maximization is moral.
Taxing corporate income doesn’t benefit but hurts workers while discouraging investment.
To fully achieve flourishing, the Vietnamese need not only economic but political freedom.
No matter what the management troubles at Uber, it must be defended against any government tax grab or regulation potentially suffocating the company.
The narrative of ‘the monopolist jacking up prices to exploit its customers’ only applies to government-granted monopolies, such as the postal service or many utilities.
We have nothing to fear from capitalism and much to gain: the win-win situation of free trade with others, with flourishing for all, according to ability, effort and productivity.
The best way to spur ethical conduct by banks—trading value for value with their customers—is to deregulate banking.
Only by recognizing the moral value of its work, can business stand up and defend itself like Resolute Forest Products has done.
The only thing governments can do to facilitate innovation is to stay away from markets and allow companies compete and trade freely.
Governments’ use of force to curtail CO2 emissions is not only futile—it undermines freedom of business and of the rest of us, and therefore, human prosperity and flourishing.
Businesspeople who produce material values are not the same as crooks who prey on gullible investors or customers or both, and produce nothing.
Preferring American-made products to those made in China or Mexico just because they were made in America, does not enhance American prosperity.
Fonda’s attack on the oil sands is inconsequential; Trudeau’s is evil.
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