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Computer Networks and Applications: Open or Closed?

EntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

Blog11/19/2014

Computing and networking practices move in cycles. In the early days of computing, processing occurred in a few large mainframe computers, with users dialing in using "dumb" terminals. The PC revolution of the 1980s made it possible for simple tasks to be performed locally, on the...

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Military Socialism

War and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/10/2014

There’s a long history of comparing market competition to warfare. Game theorists, for example, sometimes use metaphors borrowed from military strategy to talk...

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Böhm-Bawerk and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Blog11/06/2014

Murray Rothbard always maintained that Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, the teacher of Ludwig von Mises, was one of the greatest economists who ever lived.  ...

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Economists and Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

Blog11/03/2014

For once I agree with Paul Krugman, who writes: “success in business does not seem to convey any special insight into economic policy.” Unfortunately, everything in

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Guess Who Built the Roads?

Entrepreneurship

Blog08/04/2014

There’s a great story in the news this week about Mike Watts, a British entrepreneur who’s found a creative solution to one...

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Should Government Promote Entrepreneurship?

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/08/2012

That's the title of my talk tomorrow evening at the CEVRO Institut in Prague (5pm, Tuesday 9 October). You can probably anticipate the answer, but you have to come for the full explanation!

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The Division of Labor, Self-Serve Dog Wash Edition

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog08/16/2012

 

Dirty Hairy Dog Wash Daphne, Alabama

"The greater productivity of work under the division of labor is a unifying influence. It leads men to regard each other as comrades in a joint struggle for welfare, rather than as...

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Justice Prevails (At Least Regarding Chicken Salad)

Entrepreneurship

Blog01/12/2008

Some of you may remember Jeff Tucker's rightly indignant post about the woman (who calls herself "the chicken salad chick") who made delicious chicken salad out of her home, only to be ratted out by a competitor and forced to...

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Whoo hoo for Radiohead

Entrepreneurship

Blog01/10/2008

Victory for the idea that free downloads and purchased hard copy can be complements and not always substitutes. NYT : "In a twist for the music industry's digital revolution, "In Rainbows," the...

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Will Radiohead be able to sell what it has given away?

EntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

Blog01/01/2008

Today the CD called "In Rainbows" by Radiohead (a British rock band) goes on sale, and the sales figures will provide an exhibit in the relationship between free downloads and retails sales. the...

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