Tag: Innovation
The Beatles: Get Back Is Long Overdue Correction to Beatles Narrative
Famed director Peter Jackson’s (They Shall Not Grow Old, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy) epic documentary The Beatles: Get Back dropped on DisneyPlus during Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a feast for Beatles fans. Unfortunately, for those not immersed in everything Beatles, the nearly nine-hour, three-part documentary series is a slog. With...
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Entrepreneurial Economies
Academic institutions increasingly are recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship to the performance of an economy, and in response, many (including my own institution, Florida State University) have established entrepreneurship programs to give students some skills that can help them succeed as entrepreneurs. I’m supportive of these efforts, but the degree to which individuals in...
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FDA Approves Medical App for Contraception
FDA behind the market in delivering contraceptive apps.
FDA Cracks Down on Online Eye-Exam Company
This past October, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Opternative, a company specializing in providing online eye-exams.
Medical Apps: Improving Healthcare on a Global Scale
Health apps use smartphone technology to provide medical assistance or access to medical professionals.
Want a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Society? Try Freedom, Innovation and Incentives
“I will promote freedom at all costs,” is the first line of the Draper University pledge. Draper University of Heroes is a school I created to encourage people with ideas and energy to pursue their visions through entrepreneurship and risktaking. For an entrepreneur, freedom matters most. The ability to try new things without government...
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The “Joy” of Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Lawrence is up for Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Joy, a film loosely based on the entrepreneurial rise of inventor Joy Mangano. Lawrence may have a shot at the award after her Golden Globe win for Best Actress, and this would strike an important popular culture blow in favor of entrepreneurship....
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The Benefits of Intellectual Property Protection
If there is one thing about which libertarians are never likely to agree, it is whether intellectual property—patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets—should receive the same legal protection as physical property. Without wading too deep into the philosophical debate, but showing my colors as an IP advocate, let me share some new research published...
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Marcus Welby, Where Are You? The Decline and Fall of House Calls
I saw an interesting Tweet on Friday from Jay Parkinson, MD, one of America’s new breed of entrepreneurial physicians: “There’s a reason why house calls went out of fashion. Grossly inefficient use of very expensive doctor time + extremely limited capability.” The economist in me took umbrage at that remark, so I replied and...
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Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Modern Civilization
“We don’t want to ‘save the planet’ from human beings; we want to improve the planet for human beings.” —Alex Epstein I never thought I would encounter a book titled The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. After all, in this day and age, it is the politically correct and fashionable trend for activists, media,...
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