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Trespass Against Us

Though many bad movies are simply depressing, Adam Smith’s “Trespass Against Us” is so exceptionally bad that it at least has this bright sidelight: Unless 2017 turns into a truly disastrous time for movies, it may be the worst of the year is already here. Show More Summary

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson lock horns in the scrappy crime caper 'Trespass Against Us'

The title of “Trespass Against Us,” Adam Smith’s sloppily energetic debut feature, is both a reference to the Lord’s Prayer and a warning to those who would dare cross the Cutlers, a makeshift family of Irish travelers. The clan’s grizzled old patriarch, Colby (Brendan Gleeson), is one of those...

Seattle Congressman Adam Smith Will Not Attend the Inauguration, Either

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover But Smith told The Stranger he doesn't consider it a boycott. office of rep. adam smith Like newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Seattle Congressman Adam Smith won't be attending Donald Trump's inauguration...Show More Summary

The Right Way to Bring Business Back Across the Border

It has been conservative orthodoxy for decades that free trade enriches nations and improves standards of living. Ever since Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations in 1776, it has widely been accepted in free societies that free trade is essential to personal liberty. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Insights from the "Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2016

By Kira M. Newman, Tom Jacobs, Mariah Flynn, Summer Allen, Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas At the start of 2016, Barbara Ehrenreich published an essay in The New York Times that took aim at the science of gratitude, criticizing it for focusing solely on benefits to oneself rather than to others. Show More Summary

Santa Claus Isn’t Coming to Venezuela

(John Hinderaker) Adam Smith said that there is a lot of ruin in a country, but he didn’t know the half of it. The slow, agonizing descent of once-wealthy Venezuela into a Hobbesian state of nature has been painful to watch, even from afar. Show More Summary

Temples Headlining 2017 Desert Daze Caravan w/ Night Beats, Deap Vally, Froth & JJUUJJUU

Temples, the English four-piece consisting of James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Walmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys), will release their new album, Volcano, on March 3rd via Fat Possum. They’ve announced...Show More Summary

Skating to Freedom: New at Reason

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A skating rink is just one example of how spontaneous order is more effective than central control for organizational purposes. John Stossel writes: Unfortunately, economic freedom can be hard to demonstrate. Adam Smith's "invisible hand" is, well, invisible. Show More Summary

Is Capitalism Morphing into a Means of Servitude?

Adam Smith is commonly referred to as the father of modern economics and capitalism--the man who coined the phrase 'invisible hand' and whose coattails most captains of industry and finance grab for support when confronting criticisms...Show More Summary

Democrats from Mattis’ home state uncertain they’ll support him for defense chief

Like many Democrats on Capitol Hill, Washington state Rep. Adam Smith is trying to decide whether to back retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as the next U.S. secretary … Click to Continue »

Watch: Seattle Avant-Rock Band Zen Mother's Gripping Performance on KEXP

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Zen Mother's Monika Khot and Adam Smith: not just knee deep... Emily Eddy One of Seattle's most interesting groups, experimental-rock unit Zen Mother—featuring the core duo Monika Khot and Adam Wolcott Smith—played live on KEXP's Audioasis program with Sharlese Metcalf on October 26; you can now view the set below. Show More Summary

WA Congressman Adam Smith Calls Out Trump for Nominating "Documented Racist" to His Cabinet

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf The face of "Are you fucking kidding me?" Courtesy of Adam Smith's Office Earlier today, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be the United States Attorney General, which oversees the Department of Justice. Show More Summary

Trump’s defense plan would pay off for Washington state, but at what price?

As the point man for House Democrats on defense issues, Washington state Rep. Adam Smith is trying to make sense of President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for the U.S. military. So … Click to Continue »

People are paying truly stupid amounts of money for Snapchat Spectacles

In 1759 Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, wrote that an "invisible hand" guides supply and demand, creating an equilibrium that advances the interests of society. Well, in 2016, that invisible hand appears to be jerking us around. Show More Summary

Watch the Chemical Brothers’ New “C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l” Video

Last week, the Chemical Brothers released a new standalone track called “C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l.” Now, they’ve shared the video, via NME. Directed by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall, it was influenced by vintage children’s TV shows, with characters...Show More Summary

There’s a lot of ruin in a country

So said Adam Smith a couple of centuries ago, and he will, I hope, be proved right, in the US, and elsewhere in the world. Trump and the Republican majority in Congress and (imminently) in the Supreme Court will, in all probability, repeal Obamacare, restore and expand the Bush tax cuts for the rich, stop […]

Temples Announce New Album ‘Volcano’ Out March 3rd- Share “Certainty” Video

Temples – James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms(drums) and Adam Smith (keys) — are set to release their new album, Volcano, on March 3rd via Fat Possum. The band’s announcement comes on the heels...Show More Summary

What do criminal records tell us about Adam Smith and the Industrial Revolution?

(October 30, 2016 05:08 AM, by Emily Skarbek) Adam Smith's central example of technological change and improvement in consumer-durables was the watch. When writing the Wealth of Nations, he hypothesized that the price of watches fell nearly 95% over the past century. This diminution of price has, in... (0 COMMENTS)

The ASI and Brexit

The Adam Smith Institute has no official line on Brexit. Its staff have different opinions on the issue, just like those in other policy bodies. The ASI’s Executive Director, Sam Bowman, favoured Remain in the referendum, and now advocates an EEA-style solution. Show More Summary

HMM: 1.2 mil Floridians have voted by mail: 504k Reps, 483k Dems, 220k others. GOP had 5 point ma…

HMM: 1.2 mil Floridians have voted by mail: 504k Reps, 483k Dems, 220k others. GOP had 5 point mail advantage at this point in 12. Today, 1.7 — Adam Smith (@adamsmithtimes) October 24, 2016 The five-point early voting advantage in 2012 still wasn’t enough to deliver the state to Mitt Romney.

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