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The Infidel or the Professor?, by Amy Willis

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

Russian Libertarians Detained, Apparently on Suspicion of Being Part of Feared Anti-Putin Revolution

last weekNews : Reason

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

Dennis Rasmussen on Hume and Smith and The Infidel and the Professor

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

Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution

(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 i…

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?”

Hunger Strikes "Put a Human Face" on Immigrant Incarceration, US Reps. Smith and Jayapal Say

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Reps. Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal Are Back in Seattle to Talk About Ending Private Immigration Prisons

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Smart, uneven 'Invisible Hand' is about the greed that controls us all

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...

Ayn Rand, Adam Smith, Marcus Aurelius and Friends

The Sovereign Professional's Andrew Munro packs a lot of insight into a single post.

Adam Smith: Systematic Philosopher and Public Thinker

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

Examining Abigail Adams Smith’s Breast Cancer, 3 Oct.

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

Friday links: paying for retirements

Review: The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith and the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought by Dennis Rasmussen is a...

Book Entry: Review: The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith

“The Infidel and the Professor” illuminates the deep bond between the father of economics, an establishment man, and the radical skeptic David Hume.

Ain’t the Free Market Grand?

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. — Cindi Avila (@ChefCindi) […]

My Retort to the Adam Spliff Institute's Latest Effusion of Drivel

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...

Senior Democrat predicts resistance to Trump Afghan war plan

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Rep. Adam Smith said he would press top Trump officials in upcoming hearings on strategy about how they envision potential negotiations with the Taliban.

From the Vault: April 28, 2003

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

Winners from globalisation (Ben Broadbent)

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

One of the owners of the Tennessee Titans is selling a third of the team

Susie Adams Smith, one of Bud Adams' daughters, will be selling her stake in the Titans

Tennessee Titans co-owner Susie Adams Smith selling stake in team

Susie Adams Smith is selling her share of the Titans' parent company, KSA Industries, which was founded by her late father, Bud Adams.        

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