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Barriers to entry alert: do late entrants have a chance

September 21, 1999 – Google came out of beta; the 17th search engine to officially enter the market.

Kirzner defines a competitive market as a market where no potential participant faces non-market obstacles to entry: 171 more words

Applied Price Theory

The Principle: A Short History of Finance's Glass Ceiling

The debate over who should serve as the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve (Fed) is indicative of the glass ceiling that persists in the world of finance.  1,297 more words


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Today's Sunday "Blog" from the Past was written by Austin McCoy from Nursing Clio. His article anticipated the discussion over potentially nominating Janet Yellen and the deep sexism that resides on Wall Street. So far, Yellen short tenure as Fed Chairman has been generally lauded. McCoy does an excellent job examining the history of Wall Street's sexism.

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: Embracing the spirit of Wilderness in the Twenty-First Century

By Cody Ferguson 1,409 more words

American West

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Cody Ferguson from BlogWest.org has written a post reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Ferguson contemplates "the tensions between the static legal concept of wilderness and the dynamic social and ecological systems it protects and to consider the value wilderness in an increasingly complex globalized world." The Wilderness Act was based on the notion of the pristine and untouched wilderness, but Ferguson explains why this notion is an antiquated myth. He searches for another way to think about wilderness and conservation. Check out Ferguson's post.

The Economist Considers Slavery and the Response is Immediate (A Round Up)

On Sept 4, 2014, the Economist reviewed Edward Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told: 2,296 more words


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Jessica Marie Johnson has posted a round up of reviews of Edward E. Baptist's new book, Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism at African Diaspora, Ph.D. blog. Her post not only dissects the reviews of Baptist book but she recounts the furor that followed the Economist's inconceivably stupid review of it. Johnson's post is good way to catch up on the ongoing discussions about Baptist's book.

The Case of Anna Ossovskaya

“The scope for any successful work for a defence lawyer under the Soviet criminal law system is necessarily limited. A few instances of economic crimes of which the author was connected during his many years’ practice in the Crimea and in Leningrad may give some idea of Soviet economic criminal law in practice. 159 more words

Economic History

Writing Deindustrialisation

I’m always surprised by how deindustrialisation and the economic and social dislocation it caused in the northern United States and Canada gets written about.  Take, for example, an otherwise interesting and informative… 350 more words


Robert Ross and the voyages of discovery

I was fortunate to attend a workshop on African history in Leiden this week. The workshop, organised to coincide with Robert Ross’ valedictory lecture tonight, brought together his students and colleagues from all over the world: Austin (Texas), Livingstone, London, Melbourne and seemingly everywhere in-between. 968 more words

South Africa