Longtime EconTalk listeners have had much occasion to consider the influence of Adam Smith. In this week's episode, discussion of Smith takes an interesting turn as host Russ Roberts welcomes political scientist Dennis Rasmussen to the show. Show More Summary
Over two dozen attendees at the "Adam Smith Forum," a libertarian conference over the weekend in Russia, were arrested by authorities, according to a report from the Freedom Today Network site (an Irish site for millennial libertarians). The...Show More Summary
How did the friendship between David Hume and Adam Smith influence their ideas? Why do their ideas still matter today? Political Scientist Dennis Rasmussen of Tufts University and author of The Infidel and the Professor talks with EconTalk...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin in a country, but Venezuela is getting ridiculous. How much lower can socialism drag that once-prosperous place? Venezuelans have eaten their pets and raided zoos for dinner; now,...Show More Summary
JOHN HINDERAKER: Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution. “Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin in a country, but Venezuela is getting ridiculous. How much lower can socialism drag that once-prosperous place?”
A clear cut case of activism leading to action. by Sydney Brownstone US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal speaking at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about the legislation she and Rep. Adam Smith have introduced to end mandatory detention and private immigration detention centers. Show More Summary
by Sydney Brownstone Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old father and DACA recipient, was detained in a private immigration prison for a month and a half after a sweep targeting his father. HG The House of Representatives isn't in session this week, so Reps. Show More Summary
The title of Ayad Akhtar’s 2014 play, “The Invisible Hand,” now in its Chicago premiere at the Steep Theatre, pays homage to Adam Smith. The great economist coined the metaphor in the middle of the 18th century as a way of explaining how individual self-interest, writ large, creates a checks-and-balances...
The Sovereign Professional's Andrew Munro packs a lot of insight into a single post.
That is the new, excellent, and detailed book by Eric Schliesser, a political scientist at Amsterdam. I would say that Schliesser is a very learned “left Smithian,” and that you should take the subtitle very very seriously. Here is one excerpt: 1. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, 3 October, the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy will host a panel discussion on “Abigail Adams Smith and the Evolution of the Treatment of Breast Cancer from Colonial America to Today.”Historical background for the event:Abigail...Show More Summary
Review: The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith and the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought by Dennis Rasmussen is a...
“The Infidel and the Professor” illuminates the deep bond between the father of economics, an establishment man, and the radical skeptic David Hume.
Jesus, Adam Smith, and Milton Friedman have only one message for you when it comes to Hurricane Irma–engage in as much profiteering as possible. Hey @united this is price gouging. There was word you were going to add flights to help people get out of Miami, but this is ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/0qtEDKtEYb — Cindi Avila (@ChefCindi) […]
It’s time to rename the ‘Adam Smith Institute’, now captured by drug legalisers. Something tells me the Scotch moralist wouldn’t have thought a stupefied and acquiescent population the best basis for civilisation, wealth or morality. So I suggest calling this...
Rep. Adam Smith said he would press top Trump officials in upcoming hearings on strategy about how they envision potential negotiations with the Taliban.
How to Make Adam Smith Spin. On May 13, Economics Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization devoted to “economic literacy through education,” will present its 2003 Adam Smith Leadership Award to… Pennsylvania State Education (PSEA) President Patsy Tallarico!? Perhaps Tallarico is a closet free-marketer. Show More Summary
Two hundred and fifty years ago, a few miles south of here, Adam Smith began working on the Wealth of Nations. It was published a decade later, in 1776. So there were (at least) two revolutions that year, one marking the birth of a country, the other the birth of modern economics. Show More Summary
Susie Adams Smith, one of Bud Adams' daughters, will be selling her stake in the Titans
Susie Adams Smith is selling her share of the Titans' parent company, KSA Industries, which was founded by her late father, Bud Adams.