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Obamacare has created an incentive for business owners to navigate a different path than that which policymakers had intended.
The data suggest that rising wealth depresses business formation.
Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.
Since 2009, fewer Americans say their schools encourage the development of entrepreneurial principles.
Starting a Business
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.
Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared.
New-business job creation has declined, and not for the reasons you might think.
The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition.