Journal of Private Enterprise

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, Fall

An Adaptation of the Case Study Method Applied to Information Systems and Technologies
This teaching innovation began with the search for a method of teaching a capstone experience (senior project) class in information systems. The goals of a capstone experience class for students include: 1) creation of a final project significant enough...
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Economic Behavior: An Inherent Problem with Utilitarianism
Some fundamental issues of economic behaviorThe title of this article indicates that there is some inherent problem with utilitarian thinking. To develop this thesis, it is necessary to explore the nature of human behavior and to examine the necessary...
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Hangover without the Party: The Impact of Threatened Drug Price Controls on Pharmaceutical Investment
Specialization and investment are the engines of economic growth and the economics profession spends considerable energy towards promoting these activities and defending them against perverse policies. Although price controls are perennially popular...
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Internet Governance: A Rent-Seeking Analysis
There is the notion that free market countries will do well in attracting capital only if they recognize the increased options that the Internet makes available. However, a tax policy that does not unduly damage incentives and efficiency is but one ingredient...
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Lessons from the Lorax
In the late 1960s, Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) fretted that he had read too many "dull things on conservation, full of statistics and preachy."1 He began work on what has become a classic of children's literature and a standard text for Earth Day ceremonies....
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Market Approaches to Immigration Restrictions
The recent history of the United States has been marked by what seems to be an increase in concerns about immigration. An example is a very sharp bit of rhetoric provided by Peter Brimelow in his book Alien Nation (1995, xv), where he talks of "a renewed...
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Private Sources of Trust and Recourse: Prerequisites for the Successful Emergence of Markets in Cyberspace
Introduction: a lack of trust in emerging markets and the potential role of lawThe availability of low-cost, high-speed computing, along with several other innovative developments such as computer networking that creates the possibility of "cyberspace"...
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Tests of the Validity of Perceptions about Interactive Television Courses among Faculty Members and Students
In the 1990's many institutions have begun offering programs and courses delivered via distance learning technologies, particularly for returning adult learners who are time- and location-bound, desiring to advance their education and career opportunities...
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The Contributions of Leland B. Yeager to International Economics
Throughout his career, Leland B. Yeager has extended his contributions to domestic monetary theory to the realm of international economics. While he has written in the area of pure trade theory (Yeager and Tuerck, 1976, for example), his most significant...
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The Idaho Economic Summit
BackgroundThe Idaho Economic Summit evolved from a program which originated at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho in the early 1990's. It proved to be very popular with students and faculty and grew to include students in other Boise schools. On April...
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The Life-Cycle Growth and Development Approach to Analyzing Entrepreneurship in China
It has been long recognised that a critical contributor to economic growth and development in a country is private sector entrepreneurial activity (Schumpeter 1934, McLelland 1961, Kilby 1971 and Kirchhoff 1991). Consequently, there has been a large...
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