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Is Declining Business Failure Holding Back Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship

Is Declining Business Failure Holding Back Entrepreneurship?

Data suggest the lower rate of companies failing might be behind the decline in companies starting up.
Scott Shane
Finding a Good Small Business Job is Getting Harder
Hiring

Finding a Good Small Business Job is Getting Harder

Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.
Scott Shane
Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship
Economics

Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship

Nations that are more competitive have less of their adult-age population in the process of starting or running new businesses.
Scott Shane
No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.
Facebook

No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.

Facebook's hiring numbers are squishy, but the company continues to serve as a great example of how entrepreneurship can help the world.
Ray Hennessey
Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding
Research

Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding

By overcoming market failure in the development and financing of early-stage technology, the SBIR program makes possible commercial activity that would not otherwise have occurred.
Scott Shane
Millionaires More Confident in U.S. Economy
Economic Conditions

Millionaires More Confident in U.S. Economy

There are several reasons why America's millionaires are an increasingly confident bunch.
Eric Rosenbaum
Economists See Revved-Up Economy Next Year
Economic Conditions

Economists See Revved-Up Economy Next Year

In case you missed it, the U.S. economy is picking up speed.
Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed
Entrepreneurship

Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
Scott Shane
College Is Worth the Price. Just Not This Price.
College

College Is Worth the Price. Just Not This Price.

A college president says economic models don't apply to college tuition. That theory wouldn't pass Econ 101.
Ray Hennessey
3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections
Politics

3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections

We get it. There's plenty of reasons to drive straight past the polls next week. But isn't voting important, no matter what?
Gene Marks
Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality
Income Inequality

Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality

The billionaire philanthropist wants to distinguish between the wealthy who are using their money for good and those who are merely consuming it.
Chris Matthews
Work on How Governments Can 'Tame' Big Businesses Wins Frenchman Nobel in Economics
Economics

Work on How Governments Can 'Tame' Big Businesses Wins Frenchman Nobel in Economics

It's the second Nobel Prize for a French national this year.
Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth

The data suggest that rising wealth depresses business formation.
Scott Shane
New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses
Starting a Business

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.
Scott Shane