The argument that narrowing the income gap between the wealthy and the poor will improve everyone’s health defies facts and logic.
In free markets with a strong protection of individual rights by the government, competition weeds out bad products and bad companies.
Is it ethical to fire employees who are on a leave?
Capitalism is not a system advantaging the wealthy. It is a system of competition, innovation, and wealth creation which leads to win-win outcomes and flourishing for all.
Businesses should not self-censor and appease those who bully them. They should uphold the right to free speech and liberty—and pressure governments everywhere to do their job of protecting business and the rest of us against the initiators of physical force.
Your life depends on it.
The notion that business should sacrifice its self-interest—profit—to some undefinable “collective good” is ludicrous.
Why should one follow honesty systematically, as a principle?
Freedom is the only means to increase human well-being.
There is a moral code that is consistent with long-term profitability of business.
Why do we accept humility as a virtue?
If businesses want to operate successfully, they must stand up for liberty and freedom of speech, in solidarity to those who have been attacked, for their own self-interest.
Long-term wealth can only be created by earning it: by trading value for value for win-win outcomes.
Based on meticulous research and backed up with solid facts, Epstein makes the case that fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—have tremendous positive impact on human life.
Proper protection of individual rights by government and private licensing and certification programs would make us safer (100% safety for fallible and mortal beings is impossible)—no regulations and government inspectors needed.
Benevolence does not require self-sacrifice.
Capitalism, in Ayn Rand’s definition, is “a social system based on the recognition of individual rights (including property rights) in which all property is privately owned.”
People are suspicious of self-interest because for every philosopher who has taught and advocated self-interest, there have been multiples of those who have taught its opposite, altruism.