Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

William Kline on entrepreneurship and liberty

Friday, November 20th, 2015

University of Illinois, Springfield Professor William Kline’s 14-minute video lecture on “Entrepreneurship and Liberty.” Professor Kline discusses the relationship between liberty and entrepreneurship. He explains how laws, culture, and economic regulation can infringe upon the freedom of entrepreneurs and inhibit their abilities to be innovative. He stresses the importance of economic liberty in particular in providing the right environment for entrepreneurship to flourish.

Professor Kline’s lecture is part of the ongoing Entrepreneurship and Values series, recorded and produced by the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Other lecturers in the six-part series include Alexei Marcoux, Stephen Hicks, Terry Noel, and Robert Salvino.

I, Pencil: The Free Market at Work

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

“I, Pencil,” a great short video by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, uses the deceptively simple pencil to illustrate how the free market spontaneously organizes self-interested individuals and resources across the globe, as if directed by an invisible hand:

CEE’s Trip to the Students for Liberty Chicago Regional Conference

Friday, November 9th, 2012

On November 3, a group of Rockford University students, accompanied by CEE Professor Shawn Klein, took a trip to the Students for Liberty Chicago Regional Conference. The day-long event featured tremendous speakers (including two-time CEE guest speaker Alexei Marcoux), panels, and breakout sessions on the ideas behind a free society and the actions necessary to implement them.

Junior Achievement Under Attack by the Argentine Government

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Kazien interviewee and Junior Achievement Argentina (JAA) founder Eduardo Mary (left) alerted us to this story from La Nacion. The Argentine government is attempting to shut down JAA because it teaches young Argentinians the basics of business creation and entrepreneurship, and consequently promotes free market capitalism and individual liberty.

Read the article (in Spanish) here.

Read our interview with Eduardo Marty here.

Interview with Eduardo Marty

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Eduardo Marty is the Founder of Junior Achievement Argentina, an educational outreach program. Students in JA are taught how to prepare a business plan and raise funds. Approximately 50,000 students per year across Argentina participate. Marty has also held academic posts as professor at the University Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala, and the University of Buenos Aires. He was the host of Buenos Aires’s major television talk show Boom—Politics and Economics. We met with Mr. Marty in Buenos Aires to talk about his business education programs for young people and the state of entrepreneurship in South America.

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Kaizen: Where did you grow up in Argentina?

Marty: In Buenos Aires. I went to elementary and high school here and the University too.

Kaizen: Before university, what was your education like?

Marty: Well, I went to school called National Buenos Aires. That’s the oldest high school in Buenos Aires, created in 1770. It’s a public school, but it’s a very prestigious one. It was the first school in Buenos Aires. To enter, you need to pass a very tough test once you finish elementary school. From five students submitting and applying—they accept just one. Our education is divided into elementary school and then secondary school. When I was in sixth grade I tried to pass the exam and I did it, so I was one year younger than the rest.

The Jewish community attends that school a lot. It is a very intellectual community here in Buenos Aires. By the way, you know that after New York Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish community in the hemisphere.

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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.

Interview with Timothy Sandefur on Market and Political Entrepreneurs

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Below is a two-part interview wherein CEE’s Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Hicks, talks with Fall 2009 Guest Speaker Timothy Sandefur about the contrasting views of the Progressives and the Founding Fathers on liberty and human rights, how the Progressive agenda has led to an increase in political entrepreneurship, and philosophy’s role in stimulating positive changes in our political system.

Part I:

Part II:

Interview with David Mayer on Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. David Mayer discussing his lecture, “Thomas Jefferson and the Holy Cause of Freedom,” about Jefferson’s writings on the nature and importance of liberty.

Part I

Part II