Isn’t the profit motive evil?

No. The profit motive is the pursuit of making a profit from one’s production. The opposite is the loss motive — to pursue a loss. The pursuit of profit is the moral right to pursue one’s happiness applied to the one’s economic endeavors. To pursue profit...

What is profit?

Profit is not made by conning others, but by creating something of value that did not exist before. When a man enters any productive endeavor, he starts with a given sum of capital (unspent wealth). If after a period of time, if he is left with more than he started,...