Economics http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/economics The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Economics en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231645 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231645 Neil Parmar For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could. My, SXSW, How You've Changed As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231793 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231793 Neil Parmar As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees. Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230942 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230942 Scott Shane From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis. How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness? Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:56:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230834 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230834 Ray Hennessey Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives? Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230751 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230751 Ray Hennessey The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker. Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230639 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230639 Ray Hennessey Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one. Preaching the Morality of Capitalism This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230525 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230525 Ray Hennessey This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head. The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230410 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230410 Ray Hennessey Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug. What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:46:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230192 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230192 Kate Taylor As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question. Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230117 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230117 Arlene Weintraub Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth. Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229875 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229875 Ray Hennessey The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic. People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:58:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229863 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229863 Ray Hennessey If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years. Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh. Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229757 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229757 Ray Hennessey Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious. Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:28:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229655 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229655 Ray Hennessey The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government. Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:18:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229629 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229629 Ray Hennessey The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued. Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229603 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229603 Scott Shane The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.