Post Tagged with: "Entrepreneurship"

New measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation

As the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index repeatedly shows, entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to overall prosperity. It is because life in society is a creative dynamic process of discovering how best to serve the needs of other people and to adjust to them. If we are to become the […]

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Dave Fishwick's attempt to start a tiny bank

Tonight: Bank of Dave is back

Dave Fishwick is a remarkable man. A self-made entrepreneur, he knows good business builds up society. So when he realised the banks were failing both savers and productive businesses, he set up Burnley Savings and Loans as a step towards a “tiny, tiny bank”. Dave personally guarantees customers’ savings out […]

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Via LearnLiberty – Social Cooperation: Why thieves hate free markets

Via And also: Society is concerted action, cooperation. Society is the outcome of conscious and purposeful behaviour. … Individual man is born into a socially organized environment. In this sense alone we may accept the saying that society is–logically or historically–antecedent to the individual. In every other sense this […]

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Wishing everyone a prosperous new year

After so much economic turmoil, the traditional wish for a prosperous new year can be given with considerable vigour. The 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index (PDF) – “the world’s only global assessment of wealth and wellbeing” – showed that entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to prosperity, that they correlate more […]

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Entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to prosperity

It’s my 40th birthday. I found myself reflecting on life and what it means to promote prosperity, in the broadest sense. That led me to the Legatum Institute‘s Prosperity Index. The Prosperity Index provides a global assessment of wealth and wellbeing. The key findings are fascinating.  In particular, “Entrepreneurship and opportunity correlate more […]

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