America does not need the command-and-control planning authorized under the Defense Production Act to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it needs greater deregulation to free the entrepreneurial discovery process. In short, the United States needs more economic freedom, not fascism.
To the extent capitalism fosters the creation of wealth – a truth denied today only by the hopelessly biased – it also fosters the creation of health.
Freeman depicts capitalism as a system where businesses focus on maximizing short-term stock price.
On CEOs celebrating the “death” of capitalism.
Sustainable finance as imposed through government regulation harms human flourishing by violating the investors’ freedom to choose.
“I don’t think that billionaires should exist,” Sanders explained. The crusade’s rallying cry: “Abolish billionaires.” To that end, Warren and Sanders have each proposed special taxes on the ultra-rich.
If millennials and others want to wage war against government favors and crony capitalism, I’m with them 100%. But I’m all too afraid that anti-capitalists just want their share of the government loot.
The ethics of private enterprise and the morality of the market require both a preaching and a practicing of a respect for others’ individual rights to their property and to the rule of voluntary agreement in all transactions, even when market outcomes are not always favorable to oneself.
Wealthy capitalist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was an indefatigable steel tycoon—and he was also intellectual.
A “hostile” corporate raider can only buy shares that others voluntarily sell.
Business, the activity of producing and trading goods and services, demands a great deal of moral virtue, and businesspeople are not lowly materialists but moral creators.
Bernie wants us to fear billionaires. Actually, the billionaires work for us — for the great mass of average people. They want to acquire money from us. Unlike the government, they cannot simply come and seize our money.
“We’ve decided to offer a competing platform where no voices will be unfairly targeted.”
American Factory is at its core a damning snapshot of American labor entitlement.
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Instead of worrying about Google’s influence, we should oppose a real threat: government’s initiation of force, through measures such as carbon taxes or dictating how Google should operate.
If you are a student of business, in any stage of your career, I encourage you learn about rational egoism—if success in business is your goal.
Pursuing self-interest in business is not exploitative, because it can only be based on voluntary trade.
People are most often confused by executives who seem to share attributes of both the inflated and the genuine egoist
It is not Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and others that need to be “cut down to size,” as they cannot coerce us to buy their products and use their services.
Can’t we just leave government out of it and let employers and employees work this out to meet individual needs?
Collectivist elements spur violations of individual rights, such as taxes, highly progressive income taxation in particular, and other wealth “redistribution” schemes that discourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and wealth creation in general
For the sake of justice, liberty, and prosperity, people should abandon their anti-commercial prejudices and cease deriding unequal wealth and income.
Profit seeking and capitalism are natural and beneficial and provide the proper moral purpose for business.