Posts Tagged ‘Political Economy’

Professor Stephen Hicks on Objectivism, Public Policy, and Entrepreneurship

Friday, December 21st, 2012

At the 2012 Atlas Summit, Professor Stephen Hicks (CEE’s Executive Director) presented an Objectivist perspective on entrepreneurship and public policy.

The lecture’s themes include:
* Our schizophrenic public policy culture: health, sex, religion, money
* What wealth is: tangible, intangible, and institutional assets
* Entrepreneurism as a cultural asset
* Objectivism’s entrepreneurial ethic
* Principled strategy in a mixed economy
* Three challenges: abstractness, easy disagreement, being principled among the unprincipled
* Immigration policy
* Education policy
* Entrepreneurism and meeting the three challenges

Watch Dr. Hicks’s full lecture below:

Via The Atlas Society

Government Subsidies to Businesses: Where Does the Money Go?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Local governments give out $80.4 billion total to fund 1,874 business incentive programs (subsidies, tax relief, loan guarantees, and more). Where does the money go?

Explore the data with an interactive chart at The New York Times.

Douglas B. Rasmussen’s Lecture at RNH

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Douglas B. Rasmussen, CEE guest speaker and subject of an installment of our Profiles in Liberty series, gave a talk at the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth (RNH, Rannsoknarsetur um nyskopun og hagvoxt). RNH is “a think tank which seeks to explore how innovation and economic growth are either encouraged or stifled.” Rasmussen’s lecture on the philosophy of Ayn Rand can be seen in its entirety below:

Profiles in Liberty: David R. Henderson

Friday, February 17th, 2012

David R. Henderson is associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and research fellow with the Hoover Institution. He has written for the New York TimesFortune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Reason, as well as scholarly articles for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Monetary EconomicsCato JournalEnergy Journal, and many others.

Watch the interview at Stephen Hicks’s site.

Related:
David Henderson’s web log at Econlog.
Stephen Hicks talks with David Henderson about seven myths about free markets.

Profiles in Liberty: Douglas B. Rasmussen

Friday, January 20th, 2012

In an extended interview, philosopher Douglas B. Rasmussen responds to a series of questions about his life and work.

Dr. Rasmussen is a professor of philosophy at St. John’s University in New York. In addition to the books discussed in the interview, he is the author of articles in American Philosophical Quarterly, The Review of Metaphysics, International Philosophical Quarterly, and many scholarly anthologies.

Watch the interview at Dr. Stephen Hicks’s site.

Related: Stephen Hicks interviews Douglas Rasmussen about Philippa Foot’s Natural Goodness.

Robert Bradley on Green Energy and Crony Capitalism

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Kaizen interviewee and guest speaker Robert Bradley, Jr. talks about the connection between green energy projects and crony capitalism on the Forbes website.

Read the article here.

CEE Interview with Federico Fernandez and Martin Sarano

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Dr. Stephen Hicks, CEE’s Executive Director, talks with Federico Fernández and Martin Sarano, co-founders of Bases Foundation, on the political and economic climate in Argentina.

Part I:

Part II:

Fall 2011 Guest Speakers Federico Fernandez and Martin Sarano

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship welcomes Federico Fernández and Martin Sarano to Rockford University this Thursday, October 13, from 11 am to 12:15 pm, in Scarborough 208. Fernández and Sarano will give a joint lecture entitled “Doing Business in Argentina: The current business climate and the ethical dilemmas it presents to entrepreneurs and corporations.”

Federico N. Fernández and Martin Sarano are the co-founders of Bases Foundation, a non-for-profit organization devoted to foster awareness and promote the benefits that individual freedoms bring to society. Mr. Fernández (President of Bases Foundation) is currently editing a book on Karl R. Popper which will be published in 2012. Mr. Sarano (Vice President of Bases Foundation) is a Chicago Booth MBA student and has worked in different corporate and consulting roles in various industries.

All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

View a PDF of the flyer for Fernández and Sarano’s talk here.

CEE Interview with Douglas Den Uyl

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Dr. Stephen Hicks, CEE’s executive director, talks with guest speaker Douglas Den Uyl about the essence of capitalism.

The Best and Worst States for Business

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Chief Executive surveyed 550 CEOs, asking them to rank each state in the U.S. based on taxation and regulations, workforce quality, and living environment.

Click here for the results of the survey, including an explanation of the methodology and a color-coded U.S. map.