Category Archives: Business

Shawn Klein’s *Steve Jobs and Philosophy*

A new book is forthcoming this spring: Steve Jobs and Philosophy. The editor is Shawn E. Klein, a professor of philosophy at Rockford University. He has assembled sixteen essays on Steve Jobs’s impact. Klein’s summary: “Jobs was an outstanding achiever … Continue reading

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Texts in Philosophy — items added April 2014

Four articles from the 1989 debate sparked by federal funding for works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano. * Jesse Helms, “Amendment 420: The NEA Should Not Fund Obscenity” [pdf]. * Robert Hughes, “A Loony Parody of Cultural Democracy” [pdf]. … Continue reading

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Timothy Sandefur at the Volokh Conspiracy

Lawyer Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation is guest blogging at the Volokh Conspiracy. In 2009, Sandefur spoke at Rockford University on on the topic of “Market Entrepreneurs and Political Entrepreneurs: Some Legal and Constitutional Issues”; my follow-up interview … Continue reading

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Links for “13 arguments for liberal capitalism in 13 minutes”

For my “13 Arguments for Liberal Capitalism in 13 Minutes (more or less)”, here are direct links for each individual argument: 1. Liberal capitalism increases freedom. 2. People work harder in liberal capitalist systems. 3. People work smarter under liberal … Continue reading

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Full Kaizen interview with entrepreneur Surse Pierpoint

My full interview with Panama’s Surse Pierpoint is now posted at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship’s site. The theme of the interview is Entrepreneurial Logistics in Panama. An abbreviated version was published last month in Kaizen. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Luhnow on the two Latin Americas

In The Wall Street Journal, David Luhnow contrasts “The Two Latin Americas” — one oriented to the Atlantic and statism and the other oriented to the Pacific and markets. “In 2014, the Pacific Alliance trade bloc (consisting of Mexico, Colombia, … Continue reading

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Comparing Buenos Aires and Chicago — politics and economics

In a recent Kaizen interview, Argentine entrepreneur Enrique Duhau discussed some of the challenges of doing business in a country with a politicized economy. I was reminded of Campante and Glaeser’s comparative study of Buenos Aires and Chicago, two cities … Continue reading

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Table: Unemployment and Minimum Wages in Europe, 2013

Following up on “European country data on the minimum wage,” here are the data for eighteen Western European countries in table form. Or here is the Excel spreadsheet. Sources: “List of sovereign states in Europe by minimum wage,” Wikipedia. “List … Continue reading

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