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.

Canadians Should Embrace Private For Profit Health Care

Why should Canadians embrace private health care as a moral alternative to medicare, as citizens of most other countries do?

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.

Profit motive and private property—keys to preventing forest fire damage

Profit motive and private property—keys to preventing forest fire damage

While it is too late to prevent the damage in Fort McMurray now, the solution to minimizing losses from fires in the future is to sell the government forests and let private owners manage them for long-term profitability—by protecting their own property and respecting the property rights of others (through good property management to reduce the fire hazard).

Lying in Business

Lying in Business

In my years of teaching ethics to business students, I must have heard it all when it comes to justifying deception and lying in business.

Tax Avoidance is Moral

Tax Avoidance is Moral

Those who think that government collecting taxes from those who are productive to give them to those who are not is just, do so because they have accepted the morality of altruism and egalitarianism and believe that statism is the ideal social system.

“Green Oil”

“Green Oil”

Despite the increased use of fossil fuels, toxic pollution has already decreased significantly, and the availability of clean water has increased—thanks to human ingenuity and innovation.

Self Interest and The “Common Good”

Self Interest and The “Common Good”

A common exhortation heard today is: Set self-interest aside and act for the “common good.” Businesspeople in particular are accused of selfishness and are told (by media commentators, NGOs, and ethicists, among others) to serve the “common good.” This exhortation...

In Defense of Pipelines, Oil and Energy Producers

In Defense of Pipelines, Oil and Energy Producers

Most people in industrialized countries take the availability of such energy for granted: we turn on a switch, and the power is there, for heating, cooling, lighting, manufacturing, transportation, and for any other human purpose.

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