Jaana Woiceshyn

Jaana Woiceshyn teaches business ethics and competitive strategy at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada. How to Be Profitable and Moral” is her first solo-authored book. Visit her website at profitableandmoral.com.

The Multifront Attack on Business Hero Elon Musk

The attacks on Elon Musk seem like something straight out of an Ayn Rand novel. The successful and innovative entrepreneur is attacked on all sides by institutions and people who live off the system rather than innovate around and beyond it. 

Review of Free Market Revolution

How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Portraying CEOs as Cartoon Villains

It is not the corporate CEOs who deserve to be blamed: governments are the real villains.

No Business Should Cheer a Carbon Tax

No Business Should Cheer a Carbon Tax

Telus doesn’t get that its role is the creation of material values (cell phone service), not encouraging more taxation. On the contrary, it should oppose the carbon tax and any other taxes as they destroy human welfare.

Government, Business, and Human Flourishing

Government, Business, and Human Flourishing

If we want to promote human flourishing and avoid human suffering, it is crucial that we challenge the ideal of government ‘redistribution’ of wealth and regulation of the economy and advocate reason, freedom and individual rights instead.

Celebrating Work: A Crucially Important Value

Celebrating Work: A Crucially Important Value

Work is a crucially important value. When productive, work gives us not only the material means of survival and enjoyment of life, but it is also the main source of self-esteem and provides a central purpose that makes the rest of our values achievable by helping prioritize them.

Defending Oil Pipelines: The Invalid Concept of ‘Social License’

Defending Oil Pipelines: The Invalid Concept of ‘Social License’

As appeasement and pursuit of ‘social license’ is futile, other oil and pipeline executives should follow Girling’s example and defend their companies on moral grounds for the great value they provide. Governments, for their part, should cease their welfare-destroying climate change policies and focus on protecting individual rights instead.

Businesses Makes the World a Better Place

Businesses Makes the World a Better Place

Every day, businesses make the world a better place to live, profitably, by creating and trading material values, by mutual consent and for mutual benefit. It’s time we’d recognize it and appreciate business people for what they do. Such a cultural change would, in time, create business heroes also in Hollywood movies and spiritual fuel for all of us.

Defending Free Speech for Businesses

Defending Free Speech for Businesses

An important aspect of the freedom to exercise reason is the freedom of speech: the liberty to express opinions and to persuade others, whether to advertise one’s products, to raise capital, to contract suppliers, or to recruit employees. Taking this freedom away also severely undermines companies’ ability to create material values.

Brexit: Good For Britain if It Leads To More Freedom

Brexit: Good For Britain if It Leads To More Freedom

British companies can even outperform those outside of the EU—if the British government does not compromise on the principle of liberty. That is the big ‘if.’ But the Brexit has opened up a huge opportunity for a freer, more prosperous Britain.

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