This week Anastasia Kelly resigned from her position as general counsel of American International Group after the Obama administration’s pay czar threatened to cut her compensation. While certain commentators have criticized her resignation, and in particular her severance package, rumored … read more
1. The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in the latest week to its lowest level in 18 months, a sign the labor market may be turning a corner. Initial claims for … read more
WALL STREET JOURNAL — U.S. steelmakers won U.S. consumers who purchase products made with steel and American companies (and their employees) that purchase steel as an input lost a case over Chinese steel imports, as the U.S. International Trade Commission … read more
Jay Richards asked about Hollywood portrayals of entrepreneurs and corporations in a positive light. Granted, it’s a short list, but four entrepreneur-types that come to mind are: 1. Gary Cooper, as Howard Roark in the 1949 treatment of Ayn Rand’s … read more
Imagine if one of the guys from Freakonomics were hired to run a major conservative think tank. Now you can picture Arthur Brooks. See more here from Politics Daily.
After pointing out that the healthcare bill is 2,000 pages longer than the landmark Civil Rights Act, a reader writes in: Thanks for writing the short posting “I Didn’t Have Time to Write a Short Bill, So I Wrote a … read more
In my article “The Miser Versus the Entrepreneur,” I bemoaned the fact that Hollywood so rarely presents entrepreneurs as noble characters. The only ones I mentioned were George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life and Willy Wonka. And even these … read more
Possibly the world’s cheapest refrigerator, the $69 ChotuKool refrigerator above is being taken for field testing in rural India (it’s scheduled for release in March 2010). The portable, top-opening unit weighs only 17 pounds, uses high-end insulation to stay cool … read more
The forces of Schumpeterian creative destruction have been around for thousands and thousands of years…..HT: Lee Coppock
I’ve featured this before, but it’s a classic and worth viewing again – comedian Louis C.K. on Conan O’Brien.