Friday Links: Risking Retirement Money

Entrepreneurs need to weigh the risks carefully before using retirement savings to fund a business, Eilene Zimmerman reports at CNNMoney.

Health reform could give people who only keep corporate jobs for their insurance a reason to leave to found startups or work with smaller companies, Kristen Gerencher writes at the WSJ.

Indicators on small business credit don’t look good, and the surveys miss businesses that have already failed for lack of credit, according to Menzie Chinn, an economist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, blogging at Econbrowser.

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon reviews a new paper questioning how much microfinance really helps alleviate poverty.

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