Archive for the ‘CEE Review’ Category

CEE Review: Color blindness of the Sears catalog | Ethics of self-driving cars, and more

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

News and Opinion

The economic color blindness of the Sears catalog. American Institute for Economic Research.

How one stubborn banker exposed a $200 billion Russian money-laundering scandal. The Wall Street Journal.

Why you can expect more entrepreneurs to follow Elon Musk’s innovative education blueprint. FEE.

Uber reduced ambulance usage in major cities, economists find. University of Kansas.

Netflix has no rules because they hire great people. Forbes.

Updating the trolley problem and applying to AI and self-driving machines. Technology Review.

Jack Ma sticks to his goals by repeating 3 questions to himself. CNBC.

University development office business ethics: The Ohio State University edition. Business Ethics Highlights.

Student activists disappear in southern China after police raid. Reuters.

Stephen Hicks’s latest Open College podcast: Nietzsche’s sister and The Will to Power at SoundCloud.

Idea: “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” — George Washington Carver

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: Should CEOs speak up on social issues? | Stephen Hicks’s new podcast series, and more

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

News and Opinion

Stephen Hicks has launched his new Open College Podcast series. Keep up with the series on Twitter, and listen on iTunes,  SoundCloud, or Stitcher.

Should CEOs speak up on social issues? Business Ethics Highlights.

8 things every person should do before 8:00 a.m. Medium.

The rise and fall of Argentina. Mercatus Center.

China may be stepping back from the free-market, pro-business policies that transformed it into the world’s No. 2 economy. The New York Times.

Magatte Wade’s TED talk: Why it’s too hard to start a business in Africa—and how to change it. Also, read our interview with Magatte at our site.

Research: The average age of a successful startup founder is 45: “Among the top 0.1% of startups based on growth in their first five years, we find that the founders started their companies, on average, when they were 45 years old.” Harvard Business Review.

Elon Musk on increasing productivity: Just walk out of meetings. BBC. 

The right stuff? Personality and entrepreneurship. The National Bureau of Economic Research.

Announcements

The 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium: A Teaching & Research Conference for Free Market Intellectuals will be held on March 22, 2019 at the Bay Watch in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Special guest speaker Dr. Lori Mccoy will speak on “Driving down the cost of healthcare with Free Market Medicine.” More information on the conference is available here.

Idea: “Circumstances do not make a person, they reveal him.” — James Allen

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: American manufacturing has doubled in three decades | Why men are leaving the labor force, and more

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

News and Opinion

Think nothing is made in America? Output has doubled in three decades. MarketWatch.

The mean founder age for the 1 in 1,000 fastest growing new ventures is 45. The National Bureau of Economic Research.

Stephen Hicks quoted on employee activism in major corporations. Conservative Daily News.

 

Why men are leaving the labor force. Mercatus Center.

Open office plans increase employee stress, reduce productivity. Second Nexus.

Inside Google, a year after Damore’s firing. USA Today.

Africa’s revolutionary new free trade area could lift millions out of poverty. FEE.

Volkswagen criticized for… controlling weather. Business Ethics Highlights.

Freedom in the 50 states: an interactive map.

Announcements

EIGERlab at Northern Illinois University is hosting its 12th Annual FastPitch Competition on October 3rd. Visit their site for more information.

Idea: “In order to build anything great, you have to be an optimist, because by definition you are trying to do something that most people would consider impossible.” — Andy Grove, “High Output Management”

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: Entrepreneurship in Latin America | Global tariff comparison, and more

Monday, April 9th, 2018

News and Opinion

No one in the music industry knows what they’re doing. Music Business Worldwide.

The impact of occupational licensing requirements. Business Ethics Highlights.

Australia’s cricket scandal and its ethics lessons for business. Cuffelinks.

8 tips from Latin American startup investors. Related: our interviews with Latin American entrepreneurs Enrique Duhau, Guillermo Yeatts, Eduardo Marty, Bernardita Jensen, Surse Pierpoint, William and Wilson Ling, André Loiferman.

Michigan okays Nestlé water extraction despite 80k public comments against it. NPR.

Libertarianism and basic-income guarantee: friends or foes? Springer.

Optical data storage squeezes 360TB onto a quartz disc—forever. Gizmodo.

Video: Ripped grandfather explains why age is just a number.

Idea: “Being truthful when you know it will cost you is the true test of honesty.” — Dave Weinbaum

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: Estée Lauder’s cosmetics empire | Are all gender pay gaps worth worrying about?, and more

Monday, March 5th, 2018

News and Opinion

Estée Lauder: From one woman’s passion to cosmetics empire. Archbridge Institute.

Video: Magatte Wade on global poverty. Also, see our interview with the excellent Magatte Wade here.

Tinder’s age discrimination. Business Ethics Highlights.

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice. Stanford Medicine.

Video: Star Wars almost didn’t happen. YouTube.

Not all gender pay gaps are worth worrying about. Foundation for Economic Education.

Why it’s so hard to work in shared offices. The Walrus.

Animated timeline: How Silicon Valley became a $2.8 trillion neighborhood. Tech Insider.

Nicholas Capaldi: Reclaiming the narrative of liberty in corporate governance. Law and Liberty.

Stephen Hicks on the absurdities of the Jones Act: Video at our YouTube channel.

Idea“The bad news is that painless lessons tend not to stick.” — Jesse Eisinger

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: Are Google and Facebook monopolies? | Race and the coffee industry, and more

Monday, February 5th, 2018

News and Opinion

Ayn Rand’s 7 virtues can make you a better leader (even if you hate her). Inc.

Move over ambulances, Uber’s coming. Foundation for Economic Education.

Questions of race in coffee with Phyllis Johnson of BD Imports. Also, see our interview with Phyllis Johnson at our website.

Are Google and Facebook monopolies? Chicago Booth Review.

Who owns tip money? New rules proposed by DOL. Economic Policy Institute.

Video: This is how Elon Musk will get us to Mars.

George Eastman: The greatest technology entrepreneur in U.S. history? Archbridge Institute.

These hi-tech knitting machines will soon be making car parts. Bloomberg.

Free markets and business don’t require greed. The Savvy Street.

Announcements

New online business ethics encyclopedia: The Concise Encyclopedia of Business Ethics aims to provide readers with a useful, concise overview of the central concepts and debates in business ethics. The goal is not to be exhaustive, but to provide key definitions, main areas of controversy, and pointers for further reading. The Encyclopedia is edited by Chris MacDonald and Alexei Marcoux (editors of the Business Ethics Journal Review) and published by the Journal Review Foundation.)

Idea: “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” — Sophocles

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 most valuable U.S. companies over 100 years | Our latest issue of Kaizen, and more

Monday, December 18th, 2017

News and Opinion

This 23-year-old just closed her second fund — which is focused on aging — with $22 million. Tech Crunch.

Madam C. J. Walker: The ultimate self-made woman. Archbridge Institute.

Dr. Jaana Woiceshyn: Why is there racism in business?

An email from Elon Musk reveals why managers are always a bad idea. Inc.

Creative destruction builds prosperity as it topples big companies. How many of the year 1955 Fortune 500 companies are still on the list? FEE.

Most valuable U.S. companies over 100 years. Visual Capitalist.

Almost half of Fortune 500 companies were founded by American immigrants or their children. The Brookings Institution.

Robots to help stock shelves at 50 Walmart stores. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Our latest issue of Kaizen features interviews with Krzysztof Jurek on entrepreneurship in Poland and Laura Niklason on entrepreneurial biotechnology and can be viewed at our site.

Announcements

The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics welcomes applications from those who wish to attend their workshop on teaching business ethics on June 1-3, 2018. More information can be found at their website.

Idea: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” — Abe Lincoln

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: Amazon and corporate social responsibility | Women in Silicon Valley, and more

Monday, October 30th, 2017

News and Opinion

Business ethics & pride in a job well done. The Business Ethics Blog.

Successful solo founders. Medium.

A woman Silicon Valley insider on sexual abuse thresholds. Business Insider.

Increasing entrepreneurial aspiration in Britain? Mirror.

Amazon has a chance to redefine corporate responsibility. Bloomberg.

Amazon patents price comparison blocking over WiFi. Business Ethics Highlights.

Map: Economic might by U.S. metro area. Visual Capitalist.

Limited liability does not mean what you think it means. FEE.

Does political “optics” drive the minimum wage discussion? Related: Stephen Hicks’s detailed presentation of the ethical, economic, and political arguments for and against minimum wages.

Idea: “Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said.” — Mark Twain

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: How the Netherlands feeds the world | On the job brain injuries for football players, and more

Monday, September 18th, 2017

News and Opinion

Video: How barefooted Indians inspired Bata to set up shop in India.

French fashion firms pledge to stop using underage and size zero models. The Guardian.

How Chicago’s Loop came to be. Chicago Tribune.

Automation replaced 800,000 workers… then created 3.5 million new jobs. Venture Beat.

On-the-job brain injuries (for football players). Business Ethics Highlights.

LePage signs food sovereignty law, the first of its kind in the nation. Bangor Daily News.

“The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, with more than 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. It’s bereft of almost every resource long thought to be necessary for large-scale agriculture. Yet it’s the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass.”​ How the Netherlands feeds the world at National Geographic.

Podcast: Stephen Hicks on what entrepreneurship can teach us about life. Based on his article originally published in The Wall Street Journal.

Is it really commercial activity that civilizes? Library of Law and Liberty.

T. J. Rodgers, hi-tech chips, and a board battle over national security. MarketWatch.

Idea:  “The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” — Lewis Grizzard

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: Can Entrepreneurship Save A Generation From Anxiety? | The Myth of Technological Unemployment, and more

Monday, September 4th, 2017

News and Opinion

The Myth of Technological Unemployment. Reason.

Doing Well… for the Greater Good. Business Ethics Highlights.

Entrepreneurship Is for Everybody. FEE.

Samsung Argentina – Samsung Safety Truck. Video at YouTube.

24 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down. CB Insights.

Can private employers fire employees for going to a white supremacist rally? The Washington Post.

Steve Mariotti: Can Entrepreneurship Save A Generation From Anxiety? Huffington Post. Read our interview with Steve at our site.

Beloit, a small town in Wisconsin, is becoming an incubator for tech start-ups. Video by The New York Times.

Is the free market anti-capitalist? CAPX.

Reid Hoffman on sexual harassment, VCs, and women entrepreneurs. Medium.

Announcements

Northern Illinois University EIGERlab is hosting its annual FastPitch business start-up competition in Rockford, Illinois, on October 4, 2017. More information is available at their website.

Idea: “Above all . . . learn to disagree without being disagreeable.” — Ted Galen Carpenter

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.