Journal of Private Enterprise

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring

An Assessment of Youth Entrepreneurship Programs in the United States
A strong enttepieneutship education presence is a necessary key to the acceleration of venture initiation in the United States. Youth entrepreneurship programs are proliferating across the country, through schools, community groups, youth groups and...
An Educational Note on Locus of Control and Personality Type in the Formation of Students' Attitudes toward Economic Institutions
There is substantial and growing evidence that economic and political institutions pky a central role in determining the rate of economic growth and development. The determinants of economic and political institutions across cultures and governments...
A Preliminary Analysis of Campaign Contributions in Florida's Legislative and Judicial Elections
There is a large body of research that has been conducted on the economics of political campaigns. The relevant questions often asked include how important are campaign contributions to determining election outcomes; how significant is incumbency in...
Homer Economicus: Using the Simpsons to Teach Economics
Getting students to understand the economic way of thinking might be the most difficult aspect of a teaching economist's job. The counterintuitive nature of economics often makes it difficult to get the average student to think "like an economist." To...
Money and the Adoption of the U.S. Constitution
This paper reviews the experience of the early United States with paper money from the end of the Revolutionary War, in 1783, to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, in 1789. Under the new constitution, the states of the United States subjected...
Putting Private Lands into Public Hands: Explaining Voter Choices to Purchase Public Lands*
The dosing decades of the 20th century witnessed a remarkable trend towards open markets, deregulation, and privatization of state assets, in the developed and developing worlds.1 Skeptics from the political right (Lindsey, 2002) and the political left...
Religious Freedom and Economic Progress: A Philosophical and Empirical Exploration
Go into the Royal Exchange in London, a place more respectable than many courts; there you will see the representatives of all nations assembled for the benefit of mankind. There the Jew, the Mahometan, and the Christian transact business together, as...
State Regulations and E-Commerce: The Case for Internet Casket Sales in Oklahoma*
Death and taxes are the only two things which are inevitable in life. Although taxes fall naturally in the domain of economics, economists have paid scant attention to the death care industry, despite extensive regulation of the industry by the states....
Student Internet Use: USA and Mauritius
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) identified information technology as one of the core areas for concern in promoting sustainable growth and development The Internet is a potentially powerful tool for narrowing the poverty gap and...