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Cutting Anti Entrepreneurial Red Tape through Smart Regulation
Issue no. 381
Cutting Anti-Entrepreneurial Red Tape through Smart Regulation
As with any politically loaded term, any attempt at honest discussion of 'regulation' risks getting caught up in a web of assumptions and intellectual shortcuts. One common fallacy is to put government regulation (e.g. patent laws, health care, tax compliance regulations, etc.) on one end of a continuum in which innovation and entrepreneurship are the opposite policy preference. However, a new approach seems to be emerging in innovation discussions: that the freedom to innovate is not governed by how much or how little regulation innovators face, but how smart it is.
From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
Credit Card Debt Threatens Startup Survival
According to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, while credit card debt often fills startup firms' equity gap, it reduces the likelihood that a new business will survive its first three years of operation. [
The EU Regional Research System
A report by the European Commission titled Europe's Regional Research Systems: Current Trends and Structures provides interesting insights into R&D practices in that continent. This report is one of the main outcomes of the project to strengthen the foundations of the European Research Area. [
Small Business Costs & Employment Across Countries
A newly released paper by from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) argues that, contrary to popular perceptions, the United States has a much smaller small-business sector (as a share of total employment) than other industrialized countries. [
Silver-lining Views Among the Laid-off
A new survey suggests that some laid-off workers feel encouraged, making the case for entrepreneurship during recessions. [
Fellowship Will Nurture 'Scientist-founders'
While many of the 48,000 postdoctoral researchers in the United States are doing cutting-edge scientific research, few understand the basics of the commercialization process, which can benefit the larger society. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has selected thirteen leading scientific postdoctoral researchers to become the first class of Kauffman Postdoctoral Fellows. [
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