If the Argentinians can reduce the size of their government and turn it from ruining the economy to protecting individual rights, there will be much to cheer for in Argentina.
Author Archive | Jaana Woiceshyn
The foundation of BB&T’s success is its principles.
Ayn Rand called envy “the hatred of the good for being the good.” Instead of hating and envying the good, let’s love and thank the good for being the good.
It is about time the oil companies take the high moral ground and tell the world what a crucial value oil and other fossil fuels are to us.
If we want to eradicate poverty and increase economic and general well-being, we need to understand first what capitalism really means, and then embrace it.
Pure capitalism, as defined by Ayn Rand in her essay “Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal,” is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.
The proper role of the government is not to tell companies what to produce and sell and to consumers what to buy.
Justice demands that people are compensated on the basis of performance, not on the basis of their need or of the egalitarian ideal dominant in today’s culture.
As the system consistent with requirements of human survival and flourishing, understanding capitalism is in our self-interest.
It’s the pragmatists—those who reject principled morality—who are naïve.
The Alberta medical regulator’s proposal to ban private diagnostic services is based on the evil anti-human-life philosophy of egalitarianism.
“Poetry of work” is worth pursuing. It gives us purpose—and it gives us happiness.
Everyone benefits from privatization and free markets. The only exceptions are people who do not want to be productive and want to live as parasites of others.
Happiness comes from achieving your values: pursuing a career you love, a romantic relationship, perhaps raising a family, or running a successful business.
To make markets free, we must fire the immoral nanny state and restore the only proper role of the government: protection of individual rights.
Politically, the single most important requirement of wealth creation is freedom.
The moral is the practical—that is the reason why you want to be moral.
Instead of humility that the “you are not that good” remark is trying to admonish, an effective business leader needs to embrace the moral principle of pride: the policy of doing one’s best.
Ironically, it is not altruism but the morality of self-interest that makes genuine benevolence and kindness possible.
An MBA student of mine who had just read my book commented: “Those principles you write about make a lot of sense, but at the same time, business is ruthless, and most people do not follow such moral principles. How can you act on principle when others don’t?” My immediate answer was: “What alternative do […]