Archive for May, 2015

CEE Review: 3D printed bionic arm | Maple syrup wars | Regulation of home-based businesses | and more

Friday, May 29th, 2015

News and Opinion

With the end of the academic year we will be posting CEE Review less frequently. Happy summer vacation!

UK startup creates custom fitted 3D printed bionic arm for less than £1,000. International Business Times.

Don Boudreaux on the orgy of innovation. A 3-minute clip at YouTube.maple-syrup

If you thought the drug wars could be ferocious, beware of the maple syrup wars in Quebec. National Post.

Entrepreneurial wine-aging via salt-water submersion targeted. The Wall Street Journal.

Stephen Hicks is quoted on the difference between opportunity and necessity entrepreneurs this The Wall Street Journal article by Charlie Wells on entrepreneurial satisfaction.

Richard Epstein on nail salons’ low pay and toxic fumes. Hoover Institution.

Half of US businesses are Home-Based. So Why Do Some Cities Want to Kill Them? Institute for Justice.


virtues-in-entrepreneurshipVirtue in Entrepreneurship, edited by Nils Karlson, Mikolaj Norek, and Karl Wennberg has been published by Stockholm’s Ratio Institute. Contributors include Deirdre McCloskey, Stephen Hicks, Eugene Heath, Art Carden, Lynette Osiemo, Robert Gemmel, David Lipka, Elina Fergin, and Rasmus Nykvist. The book is available in Sweden and the UK. 

Idea: “To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” Pat Riley

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.

Stephen Hicks quoted in Wall Street Journal article on entrepreneurial satisfaction

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

WSJ-name-lg-26May2015In this WSJ article by Charlie Wells on entrepreneurial satisfaction, Stephen Hicks is quoted on the differences between entrepreneurs of opportunity and entrepreneurs of necessity.

“Opportunity entrepreneurs are like artists or musicians …” Here’s a link to the online version. The article also ran in the US print edition.

Source: “Why Some Entrepreneurs Feel Fulfilled — but Others Don’t. Money is only part of the equation.” The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015.