Entrepreneurship (page 2)

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    Corporate incentives in two minutes

    Edmund Malesky, a political science professor at Duke, and his co-author Nathan Jensen explain the failure of corporate incentives and their continued popularity for politicians in this brief video. Short answer: incentive offers are a way for politicians to show they care and they are trying, like most government programs.
    Joseph Coletti, June 26, 2018
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    Can laws change how we shop?

    What happens to retailers and service providers in the next recession? They are reliant in the Triangle on consumers who already owe $4.5 billion in credit card debt, an average of $10,000 to $16,000 per household. Until then, experiences are displacing things in storefronts. Alex Marshall starts with a North…
    Joseph Coletti, June 13, 2018
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    Cronyism’s Cost in Competitiveness

    New research continues to highlight the economic burdens imposed by big government regulations and big corporation cronyism in the US. For all the concerns about the heavy hand of Brussels on members of the European Union—and in Europe’s most competitive countries, this was a real concern—the EU has actually reduced…
    Joseph Coletti, June 12, 2018
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    Dignity and respect in public policy

    What did the teachers gathered in Raleigh last week have in common with Pres. Donald Trump, besides an affinity for red clothing? The teachers’ union called the walkout a “Rally for Respect,” not just pay. And Trump’s campaign to “Make America Great Again” was seen as a way to restore…
    Joseph Coletti, May 22, 2018
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    Cheaper Alternative to Braces Has Orthodontists Running Scared

    Let’s say you want your kid to have braces, but you’re struggling with the prospect of being charged $5,000 to $8,000 for the service, most of which you’re likely to pay out of pocket. Thanks to innovators, you don’t have to break the bank to have straight teeth. Alternatives to…
    Donna Martinez, May 4, 2018
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    Property rights in urban America

    Gary Libecap has spent a career examining property rights and the environment—water, fisheries, land surveying, and mineral rights, among other topics. In his current working paper he argues that America’s grant of rights to the mineral wealth of land on the frontier contributed to the country’s dynamism, but…
    Joseph Coletti, May 1, 2018
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    “Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. I know I’d find a gap in the market somewhere.”

    I’m drawn to people who see things differently. Who look past — and around — what everyone else sees. People who see opportunity. People who prefer to try new ways of doing things rather than being smothered by those who defend the same old thing. CNBC asked five very wealthy…
    Donna Martinez, May 1, 2018
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    Herschel Walker: Risk-Taking, Job-Creating Entrepeneur

    Great story about the man many of us know as an NFL great. Herschel Walker is now a competitor of a different kind, providing jobs to more than 800 people at several different companies, including one in North Carolina. “My mom was a seamstress and when I…
    Donna Martinez, April 30, 2018