CEE Review: Bounties for whistleblowers? | Will machines replace workers? | Food truck politics, and moreWednesday, August 27th, 2014
News and Opinion
Daniel Kline reports: British Commission Says “No” to Bounties for Whistleblowers.
Walmart shakes up the medical clinic business: $40 per visit, or $4 for Walmart associates. “Anybody, with or without insurance, can go into one of these clinics and be seen by a qualified health professional, without the usual paperwork.” At the Independent Institute’s site.
Education entrepreneurship: Is James Tooley a dangerous man? The Guardian wonders.
How much should FedEx know about the contents of its customers’ packages? The U.S. Justice Department has charged it with complicity in money laundering. Bloomberg’s site.
Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit on workers as micro-entrepreneurs: “I definitely agree that the future of work is going to end up being more flexible, but not that automation will replace people. It’ll be much more in the hands of what I like to call micro-entrepreneurs—people setting their own schedules, setting their own rates, saying what skills they have and what they’re good at.” At The Wall Street Journal.
Hilary Gowins at HuffPo: “Three Cities Show How Food Trucks Live and Die on Political Whim.”
Endeavor helps high-impact entrepreneurs by networking them with “seasoned business leaders, who provide the key ingredients to entrepreneurial success.”
The U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s 2015 conference will be in Tampa, Florida from January 22-25, 2015. The theme is “Sun, Fun and Innovation.” Hard to argue with that.
On September 4, Stephen Hicks will be giving a lecture at the University of Chile, Santiago, on “Philosophy, Entrepreneurship, and Education.”
Blast from the past: Our Kaizen interview with artist Michael Newberry.
Idea: “You have to have a culture that is explicitly tolerant of the crazy idea, the criticism of it, and then its renewal.” (Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google)