Cornell Law Review Volume 98 Issue 6

Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

In his book Siberia Bound, Minnesota-native Alexander Blakely details his five years living and working in postcommunist Siberia in the mid-1990s. Blakely was motivated to bring capitalism to a place where it had not existed. During Blakely’s time in Siberia, he and his Siberian business partner “Sasha” engaged in numerous entrepreneurial ventures that included selling cocoa beans, chocolate, latex gloves, and potatoes. Most strikingly for purposes of this Article, entrepreneurship in Siberia was largely pursued in the absence of the rule of law.

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