News and Opinion
A focus on the Art world:
Entrepreneurship and art: The dealer who made the Impresssionists. The Guardian.
Politics and art: Camille Paglia on How Capitalism Can Save Art: “I am speaking as a libertarian Democrat who voted for Barack Obama.” The Wall Street Journal.
Economics and art: Franklin Einspruch requests: “Art People: Learn Economics, I Beseech You.” Artblog.net.
Philosophy and art: “Taking Modern Artists at Their Word.” Stephen Hicks at The Good Life.
Being the artist of your own life and reinventing oneself, no matter what one’s age. The New York Times.
And in other areas:
Pitching to investors: The only 10 slides you need. Entrepreneur magazine.
Sandy Ikeda on economic incentives and racism: Trading with “The Other” — can mutual benefit overcome racism?. Foundation for Economic Education.
A report on Puerto Rico’s economy in 2015 with recommendations for reform. National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce.
Hair-braiders in eight states, Arkansas now included, can now operate legally. Institute for Justice.
How we moved decisively from entrepreneurial laissez-faire to central planning, the case of Britain: economic historian Daniel Ritschel’s “We are All Planners Now.” Abstract at Oxford Scholarship Online.
At Inc. magazine: seven new books on Steve Jobs, including one from CEE’s Shawn Klein. Steve Jobs and Philosophy (2015):
Why It’s Intriguing: This soon-to-be-published book contains reflections of 16 contemporary philosophers on the life of Steve Jobs and the effect that he’s had on modern society.
Best Quote: “Jobs was an outstanding achiever and a complex man with serious faults. This book is neither demonization nor hagiography. It is not intended as indictment or apology. The chapters are thoughtful, mostly philosophical, examinations, from different points of view, of Steve Jobs’s life and work, and their impact on our culture and the way we live.”
Idea: “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” Steve Jobs
See you next time with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy. Here are the previous editions of CEE Review.