Archive for the ‘CEE Review’ Category

CEE Review: Can consumers change public policies? | J.K. Rowling on Failure, and more

Monday, April 24th, 2017

News and Opinion

preserves_m2Why check-cashing stores are a good deal, according to a UPenn professor. Business Insider.

Minnesota eases restrictions on selling homemade food. Institute for Justice.

Latin America Needs to Abandon Its Victimization and Embrace the World. Panam Post.

Yes, consumers can change public policies — sometimes. Here are the challenges. The Washington Post.

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful. Linkedin.

jk-rowling-twitter-profileBeing an entrepreneur is as much art as it is science. Inc.

Rent control: economists dislike it but politicians continue to like it. The issue is back on the table in Ontario. Stephen Hicks’s video lecture case study on the ethics, economics, and politics arguments back and forth.

J. K. Rowling on failure. Medium.

Michael Strong on developing group dynamics and leadership in young people. Our interview with Michael Strong at our site here.

Announcements

The 4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics, and Governance will be held July 26-28, 2017 in Perth, Australia. The conference theme is ‘Responsible Business for Uncertain Times and a Sustainable Future’. For more information about the conference and how to register visit the conference website.

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CEE Review: Entrepreneurial education conference | Schools of the future, and more

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

News and Opinion

Apple-Lightbulb-cutoutTeaching Character Virtues to Prevent Bullying. Michael Strong at KoSchool.

Entrepreneurship and youth services: Quality is a way of showing respect. YouTube.

If Schools Don’t Change, Robots Will Bring On a ‘Permanent Underclass’. Vice.

Study links traits of undergraduate education to success in life. Inside Higher Ed.

Teens enter vocational school, come out with jobs, no debt. Today.

Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students. The Los Angeles Times.

Seven Ways School Has Imprisoned Your Mind. Foundation for Economic Education.

Could Urban Farms Be the Preschools of the Future? Citylab.

Video: Knives and fire in kindergarten? Facebook.

Why School Sucks. YouTube.

Announcements

EE 2017 Poster 2The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship will be hosting a conference at Rockford University, Illinois, on March 31 and April 1, 2017, on Entrepreneurial Education. Invited speakers include: T.K. Coleman (Praxis), María Marty (Fundación para la Responsabilidad Intelectual), Nicholas Capaldi (Loyola University New Orleans), Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina University), Marsha Familaro Enright (The Great Connections Seminars), Terry Noel (Illinois State University), Jed Hopkins (Edgewood College), Amy Willis (Liberty Fund), and Peggy O’Neil (University of Western Ontario). Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge! Register for the conference here. For more information, visit our website or contact Jennifer Harrolle at jharrolle@rockford.edu.

Idea:  “There are only three ways to teach a child. The first is by example, the second is by example, the third is by example.” — Albert Schweitzer

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CEE Review: What happens when doctors only take cash | The world’s most innovative economies, and more

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

News and Opinion

doctor-bannerEntrepreneurs—Not Coal Or Factories—Will Save The Middle-American Economy. Fast Company.

What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash. Time.

Are Non-Compete Clauses Ethical? Business Ethics Highlights.

Innovations in customer service at McDonald’s. Fortune.

New methods of online advertising fraud. CNN.

CLP-brain-vector-shutter-stockThese Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies. Bloomberg.

How Michael Dubin Turned a Funny Video Into $1 Billion. The Wall Street Journal.

Ultra Spiritual Guy has this amusing send-up of entrepreneurial cliches. YouTube.

Why the human brain is our most precious commodity. HumanProgress.org.

Announcements

FB_IMG_1478352567560Stephen Hicks’s Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault has been translated into and published in Polish. Stephen gave a lecture tour in Poland in January coinciding with the publishing of the translation. Read more about the lecture tour at our site.

Idea: “Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” — Alejandro Jodorowski

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CEE Review: Regulation and innovation in transportation | Latino entrepreneurship in the U.S., and more

Monday, January 9th, 2017

News and Opinion

usa-uber_1Regulation brakes innovation: DMV stops Uber’s self-driving car program. CNN.

In addition to limiting the liberty rights of entrepreneurs and their customers, bans on Uber and Lyft indirectly cause more deaths. FEE.

Taxi corporations and police team up to arrest solo taxi entrepreneurs in LA. PINAC.

Is unethical behavior increasing in Silicon Valley? Fortune.

The Businesses Apple Has Left Behind. MacStories.

latino-americansVideo: Steve Jobs on failure. Youtube.

While Latinos account for 17 percent of all workers [in the US], they account for 21 percent of new entrepreneurs. NERA.

5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable. Forbes.

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life. The Wall Street Journal.

Announcements

The 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Academic Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Free Markets is being held on March 17, 2017 at the Bay Watch in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Deadline for a 200 word abstract submission is March 1, 2017 or until filled. For more details please visit: http://lync-sync.com.

Idea: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain

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CEE Review: We Work Less, Have More Leisure Time, and Earn More Money | Sputtering Startups Weigh on U.S. Economic Growth, and more

Monday, November 28th, 2016

News and Opinion

usa-uber_1New wrinkles in the Uber-versus-the taxi-cartels wars. Business Ethics Highlights.

Bribery a way of life for companies operating in emerging markets. The Telegraph (via Business Ethics Highlights).

Sputtering Startups Weigh on U.S. Economic Growth. The Wall Street Journal.

We Work Less, Have More Leisure Time, and Earn More Money. Humanprogress.org.

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret). Inc.

Where Europe is most and least innovative, in 6 maps. Washington Post.

Maybe Companies Aren’t Too Focused on the Short Term. Bloomberg.

Announcements

A conference on Eudaimonia—Human Flourishing is being held in Winston-Salem, NC, on April 20-22, 2017. This conference aims to promote high-quality, interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical research that develops a better understanding of eudaimonia, its determinants, and its institutional implications. The conference submission deadline is December 25, 2016. More information about the conference can be found here.

Idea

From the preface to Andy Grove‘s (recommended) Only the Paranoid Survive:

groveandy-time1“The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You are in competition with millions of similar businesses: millions of other employees all over the world. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves. It is your responsibility to protect this personal business of yours from harm and to position it to benefit from changes in the environment. Nobody else can do that for you.”

 

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CEE Review: 7 things successful people do | Companies that discriminate fail, and more

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

News and Opinion

ginsburg-gambit7 things successful people need to do, courtesy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Inc.

Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams. The New York Times.

Mary Mazzio on the secret to raising entrepreneurial kids. Forbes. Also, see our interview with director Mary Mazzio at our site.

Amazon: ‘Incentivized’ Reviews Get Higher Ratings, Now They’re Banned. Business Ethics Highlights.

7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job.  Inc.

Companies That Discriminate Fail (Eventually). Bloomberg.

The hidden adult themes in Beatrix Potter. BBC.

db-2016USA ranks 51st worldwide in ease of starting a business. See the rankings of the easiest countries to do business in at doingbusiness.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics is hosting a symposium that will explore “Ethics and What Is Not Seen: The Effects of Remote Consequences on Ethical Analysis” on Friday, November 18, 2016. For more information visit their website.

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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.

CEE Review: The inspiring story of Colonel Sanders | Is entrepreneurship in your DNA?, and more

Monday, July 25th, 2016

News and Opinion

col-sandersThe Inspiring Story of Harland Sanders, founder of KFC. YouTube.

Finding an angel investor: Can you cold call? Entrepreneurship.org.

Sarah Skwire on Dorothy Whipple’s High Wages. Foundation for Economic Education.

How entrepreneurial ideas begin. The Wall Street Journal.

How to Create a Silicon Valley in Poland. 4Liberty.eu.

Close-up-of-computer-chip-Stock-PhotoArpita Ganesh on what kept her motivated during her Buttercups entrepreneurial journey. Inc42.

Not for Lack of Trying: American Entrepreneurship in Black and White.

Is Entrepreneurship in Your DNA? Forbes.

Does Widespread Dynamic Pricing Erase the Vestiges of Just-Price Thinking? Business Ethics Highlights.

Idea

Tough words from Taran Rampersad on diversity training:
Vital-launch“Diversity is messy. It cannot be taught by training. Diversity requires empathy, not sympathy, and it requires people to have a world view beyond their own identity. As a TCK multicultural, I don’t understand why this is such a big issue from my own experience, but it is a big issue for people.
“And at the end of all of this – you don’t have to like people that you work with and you don’t have to be liked. You don’t have to have dinner with coworkers, you don’t have to sleep with them (HR might have something to say about that). What you have to do is respect people based on merits, and I’m boggled myself by the fact – and it is a fact – that even people who speak highly of meritocracy themselves are poor at practicing it.
“In the end, there’s only one way to allow for diversity – that’s what it is, it’s an allowance – and that is to build on commonalities. If it didn’t happen during the formative years, it’s unlikely that it will happen afterwards – no matter how much money you spend on the problem.”

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CEE Review: What entrepreneurs can learn from Theranos’s fall from grace | Raising entrepreneurial kids, and more

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

News and Opinion

“Theranos’s current situation reveals what happens when honesty and transparency are not a part of a company’s DNA. Theranos’s story is of a press darling gone wrong.” Entrepreneur.

Mary Mazzio on the secret to raising entrepreneurial kids. Forbes. Also, see our interview with Mary at our site.

Creativity in Children. Facebook.

The future of university-based entrepreneurship education? The Atlantic.

Major decline in share of the population living in extreme poverty. New York University’s Development Research Institute.

The Dirtiest Man On TV Dispels 5 Damaging Myths About Blue Collar Labor. Forbes.

dirty-jobs-bios-dirty-jobs-bio-heroPolitics as a Peculiar Business: Official Book Trailer. Mercatus Center.

Entrepreneurship and surrogate motherhood.

Megan McArdle on regular entrepreneurship and occupational licensing’s barriers. Bloomberg.

For instructors and students, a good set of Business Ethics essay questions. Business Ethics Highlights.


Idea:
 “I hate that word—‘lucky.’ It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes—I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and trying to be true to myself as an artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a Vital-Anna-school-dropoutleprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy who’s freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn. So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.” — Actor Peter Dinklage

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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. Entrepreneurship.org.

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.

Announcements

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

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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.

Announcements

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

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