Archive for May, 2016

Entrepreneurship in Latin America: 7 interviews

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Here are seven interviews with Latin American entrepreneurs we’ve published in Kaizen, covering the business areas of construction, agriculture, logistics, education, aluminum, and oil and gas.

* Entrepreneurship in Latin America: Guillermo Yeatts.

* Entrepreneurship and Montessori Education: Berni

* Entrepreneurship and Infrastructure in Brazil: Interview with Brasília Guaíba president André Loiferman.

* Entrepreneurial Agriculture: Interview with Argentina’s Enrique Duhau.

* Entrepreneurial Logistics in Panama: Interview with Surse Pierpoint.

* Entrepreneurship in Argentina: Interview with Junior Achievement Argentina founder Eduardo Marty.

* Entrepreneurship in Brazil: Interview with Petropar S.A. board members William and Wilson Ling.

More Kaizen interviews in entrepreneurship here.

CEE Review: Youth entrepreneurship as an anti-terrorism weapon | The rise of the Latin American entrepreneur, and more

Monday, May 16th, 2016

News and Opinion

young-entrepreneurSteve Mariotti: Youth entrepreneurship as an anti-terrorism weapon. Also, see our interview with Steve here.

The most important question for entrepreneurs: What pain do you want in your life? 

Combining entrepreneurship and family life? What to talk about first.

When the payoff for academics drops, commercialization suffers. Science.

University-based research and market applications: What if the research is shoddily done? MIT Technology Review.

Innovation: Autonomous robot surgeon outperforms human surgeon. Vocativ.

robot surgeonThe Moral High Ground of Free Trade. Stephen Hicks at The Savvy Street.

Estonia’s entrepreneurial post-communism. MarketWatch.

The rise of the Latin American Entrepreneur. TNW.

Business ethics versus child marriages. The Logical Indian.


Vital-AnnaHistory-of-opportunityThe Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society is calling for proposals for panels and speakers and paper submissions for their first stand-alone society meeting that will be held March 17-19, 2017 in New Orleans. More information can be found at their website.

Idea: “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

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.

Martín Krause’s Index of Institutional Quality

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Martin_KrauseMartín Krause is Professor of Economics and the University of Buenos Aires and a specialist in law and economics and institutional economics.

With Professor Krause’s permission, here is the 2015 edition of
“INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY 2015” [pdf], which ranks 193 countries in three categories: Institutional Quality, Political Institutions, Market Institutions.

For those interested in the nations of North and South Krause-image America, those continents’ nations are also separated for focused analysis and comparison. (See also Stephen Hicks’s related article, “Comparing North and Latin American Economic Performance” in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.)

Related indices are Index of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World, and

Stephen Hicks’s article published at The Savvy Street

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The_Savvy_StreetStephen Hicks’s article “The Moral High Ground of Free Trade” has been published at The Savvy Street. Read the article here at their site.

Dr. William Kline on Adam Smith and the Division of Labor

Friday, May 6th, 2016

In this 10-minute video, Dr. William Kline (University of Illinois Springfield) outlines Adam Smith’s discussion of the division of labor from Chapters 1 and 3 of The Wealth of Nations:

Interview with Stephen Hicks at FEE

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

An interview with Stephen Hicks about Capitalism versus the Philosophers has been published at the Foundation for Economic Education’s site. Read the interview here.

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CEE Review: What entrepreneurs can teach us about life | Habits of self-made billionaires, and more

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

News and Opinion

aquapodKurt Vonnegut and being an entrepreneurial writer. Chicago Tribune.

Is It Strange That 70% of U.S. Corporations Paid No Income Taxes? Business Ethics Highlights.

Stephen Hicks: What Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us All About Life. The Wall Street Journal.

How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution. Medium.

Video: This company makes ‘edible utensils’ to limit plastic waste.

The Secret All Entrepreneurs Are Hiding. Inc.

Google-self-driving-car-prototype-front-three-quartersFuturistic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% of Cars. Medium.

The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic). Entrepreneur.

French Engineers and Entrepreneurship: It’s complicated. Salon.

Ten Unmistakable Signs of a Bad Place to Work. Forbes.


Chisel-wheelCall for papers: The editors of The Independent Review invite submissions on the topic of egalitarianism for a special symposium to be published in 2017. Papers should explore, reassess and critique the concept of egalitarianism — relating it to on-going debates in philosophy, politics, history, law, and economics. If your paper is selected, it will be published in The Independent Review. The editors will select one paper from the symposium to win the Independent Excellence Prize, which carries a monetary award of $10,000. More information here.

Idea: “Don’t blow out another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” Jaachynma N.E. Agu

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’s article published in The Wall Street Journal

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

wsj logoStephen Hicks’s article “What Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us All About Life” has been published by The Wall Street Journal. Here is a snippet:

“We often think of entrepreneurs as larger-than-life characters. They take big risks. They make their own rules. They innovate and experiment, questioning things everybody else takes for granted.

“It can almost seem like entrepreneurs are a breed apart. But they’re not. All of us are born with the ability to take risks, think creatively and challenge the everyday way of doing things. And as hokey as this can sound, we would all do well to tap into those traits in both our lives and our careers, whether we work for ourselves or not …”

Read the article at their site here.