The Exxon CEO is a rare exception, with the courage to defend his company’s moral right to pursue its own interest: profitable production of fossil fuels.
Pragmatism is widely considered a virtue in business, but it is in fact a perilous approach, antithetical to long-term profitability.
Why do most people criminalize wealth creation while others cheer and appreciate it?
Why conservatives are either averse to individual rights—with the exception of property rights—or do not see them as important.
Google is not limiting competition but creating it, through its own innovations that others are free to try to surpass.
New rivals who want to enter the Internet services market and are not putting together big data sets cannot claim that they have a right to the established companies’ data—they have done nothing to deserve access to it.
Despite the teachings of conventional morality, judging others is a virtue from the perspective of rational egoism.
If someone steals our property, our pursuit of values is thwarted or prevented altogether. This is exactly what the government does when, instead of letting us decide how to live our lives and spend our money, it taxes us and decides how our money is to be spent.
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.