Collectivism Destroys Business

Collectivism Destroys Business

As a defender of business, whenever I read or hear collectivist claims that the Western ideal of individualism “harms society,” I cringe. Typically, the claimants belong to a group (such as  a race, a class, a language minority) the membership of which yields them...
Justice Demands That We Should Celebrate Diversity in Wealth Too

Justice Demands That We Should Celebrate Diversity in Wealth Too

In most realms of life today, diversity and variety are justifiably celebrated and respected. Differences in athletic and artistic talent, for example, entail not only robust, entertaining competitions, but fanatics (“fans”) who respect, applaud, award, and handsomely...
In Praise of Supermarkets (and Capitalism)

In Praise of Supermarkets (and Capitalism)

“Every time we step through its doors we enter into a battle with our enemy, the supermarket corporation, whose motives are totally opposed to our own. While we hope to do our shopping quickly and efficiently, buying just [what is on our list], the supermarket owners...
The Importance of Business Ethics

The Importance of Business Ethics

A new semester, and a new class of business ethics, has begun. In my class, we initially discuss concrete examples of ethical dilemmas in business before delving into the main moral codes and the values and principles they comprise, to learn how they provide guidance...
Business Requires Moral Clarity

Business Requires Moral Clarity

Why would a practical endeavor such as business—creating wealth through production and trade of goods and services—require moral clarity and courage, you may ask. I argue that moral clarity and courage are necessary for business to achieve sustained long-term...
Business Improves Lives

Business Improves Lives

I have just returned from the world’s biggest gathering of business school academics who study management and organizations, the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago. (Before you yawn and stop reading, I encourage continuing, as this post really is...

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