Category Archives: Economic History Perspsective

American Independence…The Greatest Entrepreneurial Venture Ever (reprise)

I want you to think about something. It is July 3, 1774.  You own about 600 acres of farmland.  You essentially run a medium -sized agricultural business and employ some 60 people.  You have 4 children and a pregnant wife.  Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen…the Next President of the United States…Alexander Hamilton!

I woke up this morning from a dream which was set in the late 1700′s.  I believe it was 1796, because I was presenting to an enormous room full of people and the banners hanging declared “Welcome to the Federalist … Continue reading

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Even In the Beginning, Entrepreneurs Created Jobs

I’m going to get right to the point of this blog post.  Sometimes, shocking information is best delivered in a no-nonsense, unapologetic manner.  So, I’m just going to hit you with this right now and I just don’t want you … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Quarks…the Elementary Particle of the American Economy

Some of you may have recently read about the Higgs boson particle and how its potentially confirmed existence would explain how anything with mass (ie, everything that exists) is built.  Some of you may have also recently read about how … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship…Highway of the Future!

I’d like to suggest a new way for governments to look at seed stage technology company funding.   I’d like to suggest that state governments in particular think about funding seed stage tech companies in the same way that they … Continue reading

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Will We Survive the Flip-Flop Economy?

I had a terrible vision of America’s future over the weekend. All I did was visit BJ’s Wholesale Club, and there it was.  Suddenly solidified proof that America may never be competitive again on the world economic stage.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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