FEE: What is Entrepreneurship?

FEE: What is Entrepreneurship?

If you ask most people about their impression of entrepreneurship, they might use words like “small business” or “innovation” or describe it as “working for yourself.” Some may go beyond that and paint a picture of an audacious Silicon Valley founder who boldly takes risks and tirelessly overcomes challenges. For others, an entrepreneur is a free-spirited rebel who makes his…

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FEE: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Career

FEE: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Career

Whether you’re a young graduate just starting your career or someone who is feeling the vocational version of the “Seven Year Itch,” the secret to professional development is taking control of the direction of your career. Many young professionals have been taught to ask for permission and seek guidance at every turn. At times this is understandable because young professionals…

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FEE: There Is No Government Shortcut for Entrepreneurial Success

FEE: There Is No Government Shortcut for Entrepreneurial Success

Senator Elizabeth Warren is right that the path to wealth is through entrepreneurship. The senator recently released her “Leveling the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs” plan, a proposal that claims to help minorities who are starting businesses. This plan comes on the tails of her indignation toward wealthy Americans, referring to them as “freeloaders.” Perhaps she fails to realize that many…

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FEE: Should Corporations Consider Any “Stakeholders” Other Than Shareholders?

FEE: Should Corporations Consider Any “Stakeholders” Other Than Shareholders?

CS Lewis, the famed author of The Chronicles of Narnia, once discussed the distinction between advancing ethics and advancing knowledge of facts. In Lewis’ view, ethics changes remarkably little over the years. What changes, and changes rapidly, is our knowledge of how the world works. This advancement of knowledge informs our application of ethical norms, and it is advancing knowledge…

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How Purple is Texas?

How Purple is Texas?

A number of indicators since the 2016 Presidential election have suggested that Texas may not be as reliable of a red state as it has in the past. From Trump winning just 52.2% of the Texan vote, to Ted Cruz barely scraping a majority over Beto O’Rourke in 2018, and now John Cornyn visibly concerned for not just his future…

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FEE: Private Equity Is Essential to Entrepreneurship and the Fuel to Prosperity

FEE: Private Equity Is Essential to Entrepreneurship and the Fuel to Prosperity

Elizabeth Warren wants to bury private equity. Here’s why that is a bad idea. Free Enterprise and Private Equity I have a love-hate relationship with private equity. As a mergers and acquisitions attorney, I spend more of my time representing sellers of companies, or even corporate buyers, than representing private equity. I have had vigorous negotiations with private equity firms and their…

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Criminal Asset Forfeiture Will Suffice

Criminal Asset Forfeiture Will Suffice

First and foremost, we need to establish what Civil Asset Forfeiture is and how it differs from Criminal Asset Forfeiture. In criminal asset forfeiture, the property of an individual is taken after charges are brought against them. However, in civil asset forfeiture, an individual does not have to be proven guilty or even charged with a crime for police to…

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I&I: Conservatism Inc.’s Shrinking Consumer Base

I&I: Conservatism Inc.’s Shrinking Consumer Base

If there’s a future for conservatism, it must include Millennials and Gen Z Today’s conservatism looks like the political version of Sears, Roebuck and Company — a former titan in the marketplace that has lost its luster. Only 12% of young people consistently identify as conservative. For years, conservatives have sought to ensure their preferences were preserved on the policy…

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