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Can Sexting Increase Relationship Satisfaction?

By Jeremy Adam Smith News coverage of sexting tends to focus on the negative. When teens and politicians get caught exchanging nude pictures and lascivious messages on their phones, they're publicly shamed. And their relationships can...Show More Summary

The Mystic Labyrinth of Free Trade

It seems after all that the free-trade doctrine is just a more subtle form of mercantilism. -- Joan RobinsonIn The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith built his case for his 'system of natural liberty,' in part, on a polemic against the alleged...Show More Summary

Trailer Hits For Michael Fassbender’s Gripping Thriller TRESPASS AGAINST US

A24 has released the trailer for their upcoming crime thriller film, Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, and Killian Scott. The film is directed by Adam Smith from a screenplay written by Alastair Siddons. Show More Summary

Man Utd survive scare at Northampton

Northampton keeper Adam Smith makes two mistakes as Manchester United book their place in the EFL Cup fourth round.

Guest Editorial: Why You Should Sign Initiative 873 to Change the State Law on Police Killings

by Adam Smith The writer, who represents Seattle's 9th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, says we need Initiative 873 on the ballot in order to reform this state's law on unjustified police killings. COURTESYShow More Summary

Adam Smith on Moral Approval and Disapproval

342 days until the start of class. I am continuing my reading of Adam Smith’s A Theory of Moral Sentiments.. Part II of the book concerned "Merit and demerit: The objects of reward and punishment" - or, in other words, praise and condemnation. Smith's view, as I wrote yesterday, is substantially intersubjective. Show More Summary

David Hume and Adam Smith

343 days until the start of class. I am down to 17 Philosophy Bites podcast episodes. There has not been an episode posted since early August so I think this may be the end of it. It has given me a good overview of current philosophical...Show More Summary

How To Destroy America From Within

My latest Townhall column is called, How To Destroy America From Within. Here’s an excerpt from the column. As Adam Smith, the Godfather of capitalism, once said, there’s a “great deal

The Invisible Hand of the Market Revealed!

When Adam Smith proposed his Invisible Hand of the Market in 1759, the father of free market economics probably couldn't have imagined his creation so neurotic that it wound up on the couch contemplating the meaning of it all.

Apple of Discord: Brewing US-EU Tug-of-War Over Probe Into Tech Giant's Tax Bill

Radio Sputnik discussed the high-profile EU multibillion probe into Apple's tax affairs with Tim Worstall, a senior fellow at one of the world's leading economic think tanks — the Adam Smith Institute.

The Intellectual Virtues of the Philosophic Life in Smith's Commercial Society: Strauss, Cropsey, and McCloskey

Although Joseph Cropsey and Deirdre McCloskey contradict one another in their interpretations of Adam Smith, they apparently agree that there is no place for the intellectual virtues of philosophy in Smith's commercial society. Cropsey...Show More Summary

Pramila Jayapal Lands Congressman Adam Smith's Endorsement in the Race for the 7th

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Congressman Adam Smith (left) has thrown his support behind Pramila Jayapal. But who will Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott endorse, if anyone? Brian Dalbalcon Photography/Pramila Jayapal State Senator Pramila Jayapal,...Show More Summary

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Jim Roumasset comments on my Adam Smith picture: Looks cold. Valentina Zharkova suggests that the cold summer in Great Britain may be a harbinger of her forecasted return of the (1645-1715) Maunder Minimum (low solar activity), a Granger cause of the Little Ice Age. Since Granger causation is not actual...

Open Thread: Newt Finds An Apt Comparison

Maybe a little too apt… Newt Gingrich has said that Trump will be "at least as reliable" as Andrew Jackson as Pres. A historian responds: pic.twitter.com/ExXqLgULRg — Adam Smith (@aipsmith) August 9, 2016 Ed Kilgore, in NYMag: Newt Gingrich’s comment to the New York Times today that Donald Trump is at least as mentally stable […]

UK heading for new financial crisis 'on grander scale than 2008' with Bank of England 'asleep at the wheel': Report

Kevin Dowd, professor of finance and economics at Durham University, argues in a paper published today by the Adam Smith Institute that the Bank's tests, which model various adverse economic scenarios each year such as a major fall in...Show More Summary

Adam Smith's Commentary on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Khizr Khan

If Adam Smith had been a commentator for Laissez Faire News at the Republican and Democratic Party Conventions, what would he have said about the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?That was the question in my mind as I watched large parts of the two conventions on C-Span. Show More Summary

Britain is 'sailing blindly' into a new banking crisis

Britain is charging headlong towards a new banking crisis on a "much grander scale" than the 2008 crash and the Bank of England is utterly unprepared for it, according to new research from free market think tank the Adam Smith Institute. In...Show More Summary

Vote Adam Smith in Congressional District 9

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Election Control Board Adam Smith BRIAN DALBALCON PHOTOGRAPHY We wanted to love Jesse Wineberry. But the former state representative wasn't able to pinpoint one specific policy that incumbent Adam Smith either supported or ignored that had hurt or benefitted his South Seattle district. Show More Summary

An Extraordinary Anomaly: Executive Compensation

“Managers of other people’s money rarely watch over it with the same anxious vigilance with which they watch over their own.” - Adam Smith After my last article appeared, a reader asked me how I look at executive compensation in each of the Nintai Charitable Trust’s investments. [...]

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