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Free Money Crowdfunding Experiment Peters Out

This may be a sign to the Silicon Valley titans who believe that there should be a minimum Universal Base Income. A scheme (in the British sense) to provide one man a minimum income via crowdfunding ran out of steam … Continue reading

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Fewer Startups Hurt U.S. Economy

Two economics professors have determined that the U.S. will suffer over a trillion dollars of lost business output due to the lack of new business startups in recent years. Messrs. Prescott and Ohanian have determined that the number of new … Continue reading

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JOBS Act Is Working – Steve Case

AOL Founder Steve Case, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, says that the JOBS Act is working because the “IPO on-ramp” has caused IPOs to be up 70% this year, emerging growth companies increased employment by 156% after their IPOs … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Create Jobs?

Remember when the JOBS Act was passed and some people laughed that this was a pretty weak attempt by Congress to pass full employment  legislation (they’ve since yanked unemployment  benefits from the long term unemployed as of December 31, 2013). … Continue reading

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Cool it!

While the excitement for the Crowd Fund Act is justified, it may be wise to tone down the projections, which  this week have included, for example: that crowd funding will result in a  “10% increase in new businesses and 170,000 … Continue reading

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