Entrepreneurship

The World According to Peter Thiel

The future does not just happen; rather, it must be made, and starting a business is the most effective way to accomplish that.

- August 23, 2016

What Your HR Department Could Learn from Hayek

The void between HR departments, whose foremost objective is compliance with government regulations and whose structure reflects the bureaucracy that they enshrine, and companies’ other lean, innovative departments could not be more stark.

- August 22, 2016

Quit Snarking at Unpaid Internships

I wouldn’t be where I am today if it were not for my unpaid internships — I got a lot more value from the work experience, the connections, the social capital, and the skills picked up than I got from the fancy research fellowship I had in college one summer or the paid internship I had after graduating from high school.

- August 22, 2016

In Louisiana, Private Disaster Relief Outperforms the Government

One of the greatest stories of the Louisiana flooding is how the people and free markets are playing a better role in the recovery than the government.

- August 22, 2016

The Aqua Dam Sounded Nuts, Until...

This is exactly the kind of thing that can only emerge in a free society where people can experiment and try out all kinds of different ways of solving problems.

- August 18, 2016

Airbnb to the Rescue in Louisiana

The private sector in its most advanced form moves in to offer free housing to people in need.

- August 17, 2016

Blessed Fish! How the Market Brought It to Your Table

Here’s to fish, and here’s to the technology that has made it possible to enjoy, cheaply and easily, in every household.

- August 16, 2016

You Are a Tech Startup

You are an entrepreneur. Approaching your professional endeavors with that mindset will save time and help you succeed faster.

- August 07, 2016

Great Discussions in Grand Rapids

FEE’s summer seminar series concluded with a final high school seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

- August 05, 2016

How Information Entrepreneurs are Outsmarting Regulators

Across the globe, a cohort of young companies is driving dynamism in the private sector, despite frequent threats of regulatory measures. Today’s innovative entrepreneurs are providing as many benefits as the industrial revolution did in the 19th century.

 

- August 04, 2016

Young Entrepreneurs Learn About Value Creation

In FEE’s largest high school seminar to date, more than 100 students gathered at Berry College in Rome, Georgia in order to learn about the “Economics of Entrepreneurship” and acquire new ways of seeing the world through economic thinking.

- July 29, 2016

High Schoolers Shine in the Lone Star State

In the first week of June, FEE assembled a group of 86 eager high school students from around the globe at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas to discuss the “Economics of Entrepreneurship.”

- July 29, 2016

In These Uncertain Times, Try Infusing Some Entrepreneurial Spirit into Your Life

In times of uncertainty, we might be tempted to play it safe and pull up the drawbridge. Entrepreneurs can appear to be a different kind of beast altogether – starting businesses, launching products, failing and starting again. In truth, though, we can all adopt their characteristics to change our own perspectives on life.

- July 18, 2016

It's Not All About the Stock Price

When successful entrepreneurs and investors articulate the principles underlying their success, they make a powerful case for free markets and principled entrepreneurship.

- July 15, 2016

How To Make Your Way in a Software-Eaten World

Building the future has never been easier or more exciting.

- July 15, 2016

Entrepreneurs are Sowing Seeds of Hope in Burundi

In one part of the country, the entrepreneurial spirit of – largely women – farmers has started to change their fortunes and created a mini business boom.

- July 14, 2016

Student Debt is Squashing Startup Growth

Recent college graduates would love to join innovative startups – but student debt is forcing them to play it safe.

- July 13, 2016

The Entrepreneur as Voyager: The Story of Joshua Slocum

The sailor and explorer Joshua Slocum was the same as entrepreneurs–they're adventurers, risk-takers, dreamers, designers, wealth-creators, and traders.

- July 07, 2016

If You Want to Lower Recidivism Rates, Reform Occupational Licensing Laws

Occupational licensing laws have crushed the American dream, not only for former felons, but also for everyday Americans.

- July 07, 2016

Uber Argentina Turns to Bitcoin to Evade Government Crackdown

Bitcoin industry startup Xapo has entered a partnership with Uber that allows the company to accept its bitcoin debit cards, and for users to use the payment option when traveling domestically or abroad.

- July 06, 2016

Let's Take Back Our Market Democracy

Rather than being elected once in a term of years, entrepreneurs are elected minute-to-minute in a never-ending campaign to win support from their patrons.

- July 05, 2016

Free Markets Empower Women Entrepreneurs

The welfare state nationalized industries dominated by women, or smothered them in red tape.

- June 30, 2016

My Kid Learned More from Mario Maker than I Did from a Marketing Major

Unless we actively work to suppress it, our kids' urge to learn, experiment, innovate, create, and adapt will blossom.

- June 30, 2016

How a Fringe of Freedom-Lovers Can Change the World

There are Marxist Uber drivers and customers who don't want the government to ban Uber.

- June 29, 2016

16 Big Myths about College and Success in Your Early 20’s

The case against the college/career conveyor belt.

- June 27, 2016

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