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Chutes and Ladders: the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Inequality

09/14/16
Inequality has taken prominence as a pressing political issue, both in the United States and around the world. What role does entrepreneurship play in removing barriers to our collective economic security? Where does entrepreneurship break down the forces of inequality, where does it exacerbate them, and how can policy shape it into a more powerful force for economic independence?
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Why Competition Matters

08/11/16
Entrepreneurship and competition are inextricably linked. What specific areas can improved policy around competition boost entrepreneurship?
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Women Drive Startup Activity Higher for Second Straight Year

08/08/16
Key measures of new business creation in the United States point upward for the second year in a row, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, released late last week. The Startup Activity Index, a key annual indicator of new business creation, rose to 0.38 in 2016 – going up for the second year in a row – a mere two years after plunging to its lowest level in two decades.
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Pokémon Go; Entrepreneurship through the Lens of the Kauffman Index

08/05/16
Pokémon Go is the gaming sensation of 2016. How did the brains behind the game turn it into a summertime success? And what can other entrepreneurs learn from Pokémon Go?
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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess

08/01/16
All of the confetti has been swept from the convention floors and members of Congress are back in their home districts for summer recess. With the general election looming, that recess will be full of campaign appearances and other chances to connect with constituents -- meaning that Washington, DC, will be a bit of a ghost town for August. Members will return to the nation's capital in early September after Labor Day weekend.
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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 2)

07/25/16
Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention is already behind us. This week, attention turns to Philadelphia and the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.
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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 1)

07/18/16
Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention which begins today in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Measuring Presidential Agendas, Mapping the Future of Entrepreneurship Policy

07/11/16
Of course, both major United States presidential candidate contenders — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — have said they will create more jobs in the United States by supporting entrepreneurs. Having just discussed in this blog some of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments to this end, it is time to look forward into what details we know so far as to the presidential candidates’ agendas to help entrepreneurs form and scale new firms.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy

07/11/16
This week, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on “Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy” and hear from witnesses representing academia, startup accelerators / VCs, corporates and the financial industry.
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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: America Without Entrepreneurs?

06/27/16
While discussions about the economic impact of the Brexit vote continue to reverberate around the world, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship considers another bleak scenario – America without entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler joins Donna Harris of 1776 and John Letteiri of the Economic Innovation Group to examine the consequences of dwindling startup activity in the U.S.
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