CEE Review: Scientific fraud | Coffee entrepreneur flees | Progress on paralysis | Costs of cronyism | And moreFriday, July 25th, 2014
News and Opinion
Laura Smith went into business with her dad. It did not go well.
Neat engineering: schoolchildren in India use desks made from cardboard. At YouTube.
The high costs of cronyism — how politicized business helps some at the expense of others (PDF). Russ Sobel and Rachel Graefe-Anderson’s new working paper from Mercatus.
Coffee entrepreneur flees Chicago. See the related image from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the time it takes to start a business in Chicago legally compared with other major U.S. cities.
Why are scientific fraudsters rarely punished? And what about recovering the grant monies? At The New York Times‘s site. More at Retraction Watch, a blog that covers the self-correction process in scientific journals.
Maker of the Kitestring app: “I founded Kitestring to keep my girlfriend safe”.
Medical technology meets science fiction: Using the power of thought to move a paralyzed hand. At The Washington Post.
The 2015 Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society (IABS) will be in Costa Rica from March 12–15, 2015. The conference theme is “Realizing Eudemonia in Business and Society.”
Blast from the past: Our Kaizen interview with architect John Gillis.
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” (George Bernard Shaw)