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Which cities are the most honest? Researchers “lost” 12 wallets in each of 16 cities around the world and counted how many were returned.
For three years, the city of Nashville required a minimum price of $45 for limo services. A court case led the city drop the requirement, opening the door for more transportation entrepreneurs and more affordable fares for customers.
McKinsey & Company’s top ten articles for 2013: Disruptive technologies, Big data, On-demand marketing, and more.
Interview with Surse Pierpoint: Entrepreneurial Logistics in Panama — the Panama Canal, the Free Trade Zone, and more.
In “Why entrepreneurship should start at school”, Rajeeb Dey argues that “The childish joy of learning for learning’s sake cannot be underestimated. But why stop there? After education comes the world of work …”
Paul Theroux on ending aid to Africa: 150 years of aid to Africa may have hurt more than it helped, argues Theroux. (1) If goods are provided free by foreigners, local small businesses cannot compete and go out of business. (2) Corrupt government is a huge problem — bribery, oppressive regulations, extortion, and theft on a grand scale are endemic. Instead: “the self-sufficiency of ordinary people” must be enabled.
A fun Wall Street Journal round-up of the future of wearable technology.
Call for Abstracts: Defining Sport. 3rd Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium: An interdisciplinary conference on the study of Sport. Date: April 25, 2014.
A Polish translation of Stephen Hicks’s Nietzsche and the Nazis will be published in March of 2014 by Foundation Fuhrmann.
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