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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.

Video — Progress and Betrayal: The Responsibilities of Latin American Intellectuals

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Stephen Hicks gave a talk in Brazil earlier this year on “Progress and Betrayal: The Responsibilities of Latin American Intellectuals.” See the hour-long lecture below:

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.

Hitler and the Death of Free Speech

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


Stephen Hicks’s article was published recently at The Savvy Street.

It was first published as two separate columns in The Good Life series as “Is Republishing Hitler’s Mein Kampf the Correct Decision?” and “Is Free Speech Dead in Universities?” and was translated into Portuguese as “Republicar Mein Kampf é a decisão correta?” and as “A liberdade de expressão está morta nas universidades?”.

Stephen Hicks’ CBC discussion of corruption and power — audio

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

current-cbcIn June Professor Stephen Hicks participated in a discussion on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “The Current” radio program, which according to its website is “Canada’s Most Listened-to Radio Program.”

The topic was whether power corrupts. The journalistic context included the recent FIFA scandal, scandals in the Canadian Senate, and the ongoing scandals in politics, business, and so on around the world.

Audio of the discussion can be found here at CBC Radio’s site.

(Relevant to the discussion is Stephen’s article “Why Power Does Not Corrupt — and It’s Character That Matters Most.”)

CEE Review: More dollars to entrepreneurs | Craft beer | Medical innovation | Tesla in Michigan, and more

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

News and Opinion

The 2014 data are good so far: More dollars are flowing to entrepreneurs. At Policy Dialogue.

Medical innovation and the supply side: Robert Graboyes on getting past our current “excessive aversion to risk and deference to medical insiders.” At Mercatus.Tesla-charge

Hurdles for entrepreneurial car makers: Michigan requires Tesla to sell through established dealers. USA Today.

Beer entrepreneurship: interview with Scott Smith on how he turned his hobby into a successful Pittsburgh-area craft-beer business. The Wall Street Journal.

Emberton on priorities: “If you’re not pissing someone off, you probably aren’t doing anything important.”

Two economists at Florida Gulf Coast University investigate: Does eminent domain for private benefit also raise government revenues?


The first Angel Summit will be held in Dallas, TX in mid-November. “It’s an opportunity for startup and startup investing leaders to come together, share best practices and learn from others about angel investing across the country.”

Do markets promote peace? A nation-wide video contest for students, sponsored by the Hackley Endowment at Fayetteville State University, Arkansas. “Prize is $2,500 to the winners; $500 to the professor; $500 to the second place winners; and $250 to the third place winners.”

Stephen Hicks is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this week delivering a series of five lectures on postmodernism, politics, and philosophy, in connection with the release of Explicando el Posmodernismo, la crisis del socialismo, which is the Spanish translation of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault.Alexander-Graham-Bell

Idea: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” (Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922, Scottish-Canadian-American scientist and inventor, most widely know for inventing the first practical telephone)

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: Love Canal again | Meaningful careers | VCs funding pure science, and more

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

News and Opinion

Want a meaningful careers? Don’t major in business. The Wall Street Journal on why business majors seem most disengaged from their work.

What are the business ethics lessons? The Love Canal Environmental Disaster — Four Decades Later.hazardous-waste

Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto on entrepreneurship and economic empowerment as a way to defeat ISIS and other terrorists — with lessons from Peru’s defeat of its own Shining Path terrorists.

Hiroko Tabuchi in The New York Times: venture capitalists increasing science funding.

Business ethicist Jaana Woiceshyn on the virtue of productiveness. At Profitable and Moral.

Sobering data on the downward trend in start-up creation. Dane Stangler at the Kauffman Foundation.


The Foundation for Economic Education is offering free seminars for students and parents on the Economics of Entrepreneurship.duke_ellington

Idea: “I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.” Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (1899- 1974).

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: Learning to lie, Why we work, Investment or philanthropy? and more

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

News and Opinion

At Science Daily, a report: Lied-to children more likely to cheat and lie.

Google’s Larry Page, according to Business Insider: I’d rather give my billions to Elon Musk than to charity.

At AdWeek, WalMart’s inspiring Why We Work video.

Fin is a promising gesture-control device designed by Indian engineers.

Thom Ruhe has Five Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship (Kauffman’s site).

An extended profile interview with philosopher Nicholas Capaldi.

Beer-makers and farmers versus new FDA regulation.


Blast from the past:’s classic 1999 ad.

At this week’s APEE conference in Las Vegas, Stephen Hicks is presenting a talk on “Is Freedom a Subjective Value?  Abstract here.

See you next time with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy.

CEE Review: Gunshot wounds, Politics of medical fees, Coolest offices, and more

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

News and Opinion

Medical progress: Popular Science on a new invention that seals a gunshot wound in 15 seconds.

But in Canada, an entrepreneurial pediatrician who charged private fees loses her battle with the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons.

These really are the coolest offices in the world.

At Inc. magazine, considering the dark side of entrepreneurship’s psychological price.

“The night I invented 3D printing”: An interview with engineer Chuck Hall.



In April, Stephen Hicks’s Explaining Postmodernism will be published in Swedish translation as Postmodernismens Förklaring by Timbro and Stiftelsen Fritt Näringsliv in Stockholm.

See you next time with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy.

CEE Review: hackerpsaces, entrepreneurial Hell, Business Ethics Journal Review, and more

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

News in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy.

News and Opinion

Professors Alexei Marcoux (whom we featured here) and Chris MacDonald launched the Business Ethics Journal Review in 2013, so check out the results of its lively first year.

Hackerspaces and the liberal arts: experimental open labs in Asia.

Stephanie St. Claire has been to entrepreneurial Hell and back: 11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business.

A map of bribery around the world, overall and by industry sector. Map made by the James Mintz Group.

The state of entrepreneurship 2014: “Respondents report increased access to credit and greater use of personal savings” according to the annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey. Also: angels deals are down.


Business ethics professor Nicholas Capaldi, whom we interviewed here, and the Global Corporate Governance Institute announce a conference in London, England in August.

On March 5 Stephen Hicks will be giving a lecture at California Lutheran University. The title of his talk is “Postmodernism and Its Discontents,” which draws upon the themes of his Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault.

See you next time for with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy.