Contemporary views of business ethics often show businessmen and women in a bad light. Egoism, profits, and competition are branded as immoral, while social consciousness is praised. The Atlas Society’s Senior Scholar Stephen Hicks, Ph.D. disagrees with this point of view. “Most contemporary business ethics does business a disservice. Worse than that, its proposed cures are plagued with unintended consequences that are often much worse than the problems it is attempting to solve.” Hicks defends the egoism that drives successful business people and the morality of free-market capitalism.