Court Ruling ‘Unravels FedEx’s Business Model’ (And We Haven’t Even Heard From Tracy Morgan Yet)

For the last 20 years, big companies have been able to work their truck drivers like dogs without having to take responsibility for bad things caused by their workers. Big companies do this by requiring each driver to be an independent contractor or his own small business. I love…

The Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

Summer’s drawing to an end. Maybe you’re starting to think about what’s next. Here is one study showing the 15 most profitable small businesses. I’m suspicious that the first ranked accountants have managed to cook the books – of course, how would we know. Read more. Story via Entrepreneur.com.

Startups Take a Shine to Urban Agriculture; Can They Reward Investors?

Disruptors are invading agriculture, developing new methods of growing food with the help of technology and creativity. Entrepreneurs are helping us farm without having to live in Iowa. Read more.

Story via Xconomy.

6 Stories to Get You Through the Day

Check out How Much the Billionaires’ Tax Dodges are Costing YOU | Statista $1,259. That’s how much more you will have to pay in taxes to make up for the taxes not paid by rich people and companies who park their money or paperwork outside the U.S. Every action has a…

Seven Stories That Will Make You Think

Inversions and Phantom Fiduciary Duties – PracticeLaw.com That argument that big CEOs make to justify moving their company nationalities overseas in order to satisfy their fiduciary duty to minimize taxes? Yeah, that’s bullshit. CEOs and Boards also have no fiduciary duty to maximize profits, particularly short term profits. CEOs and Boards have a…

Top 3 Must-Reads for Your Lunch Break

A $6 Billion Opportunity for the Rural Energy Economy | Institute for Local Self-Reliance I’ve been in meetings where government types have astounded me with the amount of cash given to the USDA to help farmers and rural communities. This $6 billion can help farmers and entrepreneurs upgrade their facilities, save…

Top 5 Weekly Reads

How Not to Sell Things on the Internet (Legal Edition) –EricGoldman.org 23andMe lost when they tried to enforce their terms of use – because they stuck the link to their terms of use at the bottom of the site. Listen up, web sellers: imagine going to a car dealership and getting…

Eight Articles You Need to Read

This poem, written by Emma Lazarus and engraved on a bronze plaque inside the Statue of Liberty, represents the United States as the land of the immigrant; the land of the free. Today, some people have lost sight of the fact that this great nation was built upon the…

Seven Stories You May Have Missed

It’s time to declare your independence from the people who have taken it from you. You know that July 4th is the day we celebrate our national independence from the British crown. What you may not know is that July 4th was just as much about declaring independence from…

Six Quick Reads You Need to See

Starting a Business is an Act of Defiance and Patriotism: Happy Independence Day Letting your entrepreneurial flag fly has never been so daring, so important and so patriotic. The financial rules are now totally written for the big companies. Taking on Goliath in any industry is an act of…