the profit motive


Contra Occupiers, Profits Embody Justice

December 2, 2011

According to various Occupy Wall Street protesters, profits hurt people and constitute injustice. For example, an Orange County protester held a sign reading, “People Before Profits”; he told Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress, “I think people’s interests [should] always come first.” I interviewed a Zuccotti Park Occupier. . . Continue »

Predatory Legislating

December 5, 2007

Yaron Brook has an excellent article at titled “Predatory Legislating.” Here’s an excerpt: After months of deliberating over what, if anything, to do about the large number of defaults in the subprime industry and the lax lending and borrowing standards that led to them—the House has passed its answer:. . . Continue »