PDE News (8/1/11): Syrian Quest for Freedom

Syrian Quest for Freedom

As I read this morning’s news about Syrian security forces renewing attacks on the city of Hama, I become even more committed to finding stories of Syrians looking beyond the divides of politics, class and religion, who can help shape the fate of the country and its four-months-long revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/Syrian-Quest-for-Freedom.aspx

Economic Bloggers Forecast Weak Growth & High Deficits

Optimism is out; pessimism is in among the country’s top economics bloggers as they look to 2012 and beyond- particularly regarding jobs. A new Kauffman Foundation survey released last week shows that only 50 percent of respondents to its ongoing series of anticipate employment growth, a decrease of 20 percent from second quarter. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/Economic-Bloggers-Forecast-Weak-Growth-and-High-Deficits.aspx

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Open for Business

Last week, the likely impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on new and small businesses came under scrutiny by members of the subcommittee of Investigations, Oversight and Regulations of the House Committee on Small Business. Read More…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/CFPB-Open-for-Business.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy

There are a number of hearings of interest on Capitol Hill this week. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurial-Policy-August-1.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 last week. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-August0107.aspx