Posts Tagged ‘institute for justice’

A Game of Food Trucks

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Should the city of Chicago be in the business of protecting a few politically connected restaurateurs from competition? The video below explores the ethics of the “200 foot rule” in a fun, creative way:

Bureaucratic Red Tape Strangles Entrepreneurship

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The Institute for Justice’s City Studies series examines the political red tape that keeps entrepreneurs from getting their businesses off the ground. The studies focus on “real-world entrepreneurs from eight different cities across the nation,” such as Los Angeles’ Jill Bigelow. Her “most frustrating experience while trying to open her restaurant was when an inspector would not allow her to open because her previously approved wall tile did not have enough ‘reflective value.'” Despite being in the top ten most economically free countries, the U.S. clearly has a long way to go towards truly supporting entrepreneurs.

Watch the Institute for Justice’s entertaining video that highlights some of the aggravating roadblocks that entrepreneurs face:

The Power of One Entrepreneur

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Institute for Justice has an inspiring series of five reports on the beneficial effects of entrepreneurship on the entrepreneurs themselves and on their communities. The reports also highlight the entrepreneurs’ struggles against unnecessary regulations. Says the author of one report: “If the impact of this one entrepreneur in a relatively small Mississippi community can be as wide and deep as documented in this report, imagine the transformation entire communities of unhampered entrepreneurs could create in America’s largest cities where hope and opportunity are in such great demand.”

Read the Power of One Entrepreneur series here.