The Secret to Lasting Poverty Alleviation

On February 10, 2015, Anderson University’s AEI Executive Council hosted an event that considered the roles of social entrepreneurship, capitalism, and free enterprise in poverty alleviation. Almost 150 students and 10 faculty and staff watched a portion of the Acton...

When It Comes to Entrepreneurship, Culture Matters

“Culture is one of the most precious things a company has,” said Herb Kelleher, the founder of Southwest Airlines. So it is with countries and cities looking to foster entrepreneurship. A recent study of startup rates in the United States and Great Britain found that...

Authoritarian Capitalism here to stay?

In 1962, Milton Friedman questioned whether “democratic socialism” could exist. His answer was no—at least not in a sustainable way. Today, with the economic rise of countries like China and India that embrace capitalism but remain politically autocratic, we might ask...