Journal of Private Enterprise

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Fall

Common Technology, Uncommon Results: Game Shows and Cooperative Learning in Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Classes
Teaching and learning methods that encourage creativity and critical thinking are important to help undergraduate students enhance their abilities and realize their educational goals. Traditionally many instructors have relied on lectures as a teaching...
Errata
References were inadvertently omitted in Volume XVII, No. 2, Spring 2002 for the following paper:Richard A. Bernardi and David F. Bean, "Performance on the Major Field Test in Business: The Explanatory Power of SAT Scores and Gender".ReferencesAccreditation...
Homeland Defense, Individual Freedom, and the Rule of Law1
Today no one can give a speech in the United States, or perhaps even in the world, without referencing September 11 and the changes that we have all undergone since then. But, at the same time, some longer-term truths are once again being brought to...
Key Policies for a Competitive Education Industry
There's a lot of talk about competition in primary and secondary (K-12) education-we desperately need it-but little1 or none currendy exists in the United States.2 This article aims to clarify the nature of competition as it could apply to K-12 education-including...
Patent Rights and Economic Freedom: Friend or Foe?
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between patent rights and economic freedom. Are patent rights associated with a higher or lower level of economic freedom? What does this association or relationship depend on? How do patent rights...
Should Economic Education Be Left to the Public Schools? the Youth Enterprise Academies for Urban Youth
Economic education is less frequently offered in large urban high schools than it is in the suburbs or medium-sized cities (Walstad, 2001). This is not surprising. We suspect that concerns about such issues as low academic achievement and low school...
The Failure of Utilitarian Ethics in Political Economy
A normative argument must have a normative premise whether it is explicitly stated or not. As Gordon Clark points out in one of his philosophic essays, it is simply not possible to logically arrive at the conclusion that people ought to behave in some...
The Political Allocation of Property Rights: An Application to State Land Use Regulation
In private markets with secure property rights, resources are continually reallocated through the process of market exchange. Land use, for example, constantly changes. Cropland is converted into residential subdivisions, wetlands are converted into...
You Get What You Vote For: Voter Preferences and Economic Freedom
It is difficult to overstate the importance of economic freedom. The system of natural liberty arising from man's propensity to truck, barter and trade has been lauded since the days of Smith. Recently, indices produced by the Fraser Institute and the...