PDE-News (5/23/11): About Taxes and Entrepreneurship

About Taxes and Entrepreneurship
America’s fiscal health remains at the heart of most economic policy chatter. We are living in tight fiscal times. Congress has been focusing on reaching agreements on reducing spending and budget battles are expected to wage on throughout much of this year. Since balancing the budget is inseparable from tax policy, we take a quick look this week at how taxes shape incentives for entrepreneurs. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/About-Taxes-and-Entrepreneurship.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
VC Continues Slow Improvement
For the first time since recession hit in 2008, venture capital performance broadly improved over last quarter according to a study by Cambridge Associates for the National Venture Capital Association. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/VC-Continues-Slow-Improvement.aspx

Bright Idea from MIT Team Impresses Energy Secretary
Not every college student gets to pitch their business idea to the U.S. Energy Secretary. Then again, not every college student is developing optics for next-generation LED lighting. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/Bright-Idea-from-MIT-Team-Impresses-Energy-Secretary.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
The House is back in session with a full slate of hearings throughout the week. And while there is little going on in the Senate, the Joint Economic Committee will discuss “Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry.” Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-052311.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled over last week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-1723.aspx