Female Entrepreneurship, Cities and Refugees, and Changing Global Conditions
Weekend Reads: February 8, 2019
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Why More Women Are Turning to Entrepreneurship
Caroline Castrillon | Forbes | Retweeted by Jennifer Huddleston Skees
Women now comprise 40 percent of new entrepreneurs entering the business field, and the number of women-owned businesses has increased by nearly 3,000 percent since 1972. Why are so many women taking up the mantle as entrepreneurs?
The Cities Refugees Saved
Tanvi Misra | CityLab | Retweeted by Emily Hamilton
Migrants and refugees have mutually-beneficial relationships with the locations to which they move, argues Tanvi Misra in CityLab.
Hyperinflations Can End Quickly, Given the Right Sort of Regime Change
Ryan Avent | The Economist | Retweeted by David Beckworth
Imagine using banknotes and printed money as toilet paper. This is a reality for many Venezuelans. How did this “catastrophic breakdown” in the state’s printing presses break down in the first place?
The Malaise in Global Trade Is Only Getting Worse
Mike Bird | The Wall Street Journal | Tweeted by Veronique de Rugy
What are the most important factors impacting global growth today, according to economic experts?
World Economic Update
Susan Lund, Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Adam Posen, and Sebastian Mallaby | Council on Foreign Relations | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
Listen to the CFR’s quarterly “World Economic Update,” which highlights US, Chinese, and European markets and the state of globalization in the world today.
Venezuela’s Collapse Exposes the Fake Socialism Debated in US
Greg Ip | The Wall Street Journal | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
How do new proposals in the US compare conceptually to Venezuela’s socialist governing history?
Transparency, Economic Development Regulations are Dying in Texas
Nathan M. Jensen and Calvin Thrall | The Texas Statesman | Retweeted by Matthew Mitchell
In Texas, economic developers are protected by the state’s public records laws that allow state and local governments to conceal information on their projects. Despite a focus on various Amazon HQ2 bids, the problem extends to hundreds of contracts in the state.
The End of Agriculture as We Know It
Stephen Davies | American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
While many activities significantly influence environmental conditions, agricultural practices have some of the oldest, most established, and increasingly harmful effects on environmental health. That’s changing at a rapid rate.