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Private Lunar Flights Coming Soon

Entrepreneurship

Blog06/28/2007

Flights to the moon could become a reality soon, for $100 million:

"I personally think that it's the biggest thing in private spaceflight. It would change the way the whole world thinks...

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Technology plus economics plus marketing = business success

EntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Blog06/01/2007

I've been completely captivated by this series of interviews in which Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are brought on a set together to talk about the history of our times as it concerns technology, and their...

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Global Warming Is Not a Threat but the Environmentalist Response to It Is (Full Version)

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

Blog05/30/2007

This article is the original, full version from which three previous articles that have appeared on this blog were excerpted. Those articles were "The Environmentalist Noose Is Tightening" (February 9, 2007, "Global Warming Is Not a Threat But the Environmentalist Response to...

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Squeezing Utils out of the Final Frontier

Entrepreneurship

Blog04/11/2007

Last year J.H. Huebert discussed a new ad model of placing advertisements in space.

While this idea has received praises in the past, it has also been poo-pooed by a wide...

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Drop Errors and The Trouble with Peer Review

EntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

Blog04/11/2007

In product development there are two kinds of errors. A "go" error occurs when the green light is given to a product that eventually fails. The Edsel, a $250 million write-off by the Ford Motor Company in 1959, is one example. The "drop" error occurs when an idea that could...

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Uh oh, dangerous, delicious, and fun drink becoming popular

HealthEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog03/30/2007

Sometimes the regular news reads just like The Onion, such as this one on the growing controversy about a new liquor drink called Spykes.

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Success without the State

EntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Blog03/25/2007

A very nice pro-market commentary by Richard W. Rahn came out in today's Washington Times praising The Science of Success, a book covering "Charles Koch, who, along with his brother, David, built...

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Security, public or private

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/07/2007

Traveled to a big city lately? If so, you must have gotten words of wisdom from someone close to you. Advice, such as: do not walk the streets after dark; and, beware of pickpockets. Sound advice indeed. However, let us look closer to what is being said, and what is not said.

Your sage...

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A Tale of Two Bridges

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Blog01/27/2007

The government, famed for building bridges to nowhere, can't replace a bridge blown down by Hurricane Katrina in four times the time required for a private company to replace its bridge just downriver from it, blown down at the same time. And the private company is a railroad...

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Failed Bookseller Whines to the Times

Entrepreneurship

Blog01/03/2007

I thought bashing great chain bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders went out of style about ten years ago, yet here is the New York Times today with a piece lamenting the not-very-newsworthy death of a 26-...

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