Thinking on the job, and in every other aspect of life, is a virtue necessary for human flourishing.
As Ayn Rand explains, the only proper role of government is to protect citizens against the initiation of physical force and fraud, through the police, the armed services, and the courts.
So how to deal with a workplace bully? The only effective way to do so is to apply appropriate moral principles: rationality, integrity and justice.
Thanks to Ayn Rand and the objective moral principles she identified, we can make moral decisions more easily—and achieve our values in the long term.
Should government be an all-knowing, benevolent nanny who tells us how we must live, for our own good?
Their pragmatist mindset of “skip the philosophy; just give me the practical tips,” hinders them from becoming better managers.
Not all ethics guide us to achieve happy, fulfilling lives
Madoff was what Ayn Rand would call a second-hander: someone who tries to gain values by pleasing and manipulating others rather than thinking for himself based on observation of facts and supporting himself through productive work.
What really drives Amazin’s critics is a hatred of success: success of anyone who is achieving more than others.
There is no virtue in restraining the pursuit of profit: profit maximization is moral.