R (on the application of Rights of Women) v Secretary of State for Justice  EWHC 35 (Admin) – read judgment Neil Sheldon and Alasdair Henderson (instructed by The Treasury Solicitor) acted for the Defendant in this case. They have nothing to do with the writing of this post. The campaign group Rights of Women […]
What would the great Scottish philosopher say about the financial crisis?
(January 22, 2015 07:26 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Shall we claim the word "liberal" back? David Henderson has already written on Dan Klein's gallant effort to regain the word "liberal" for the "Adam Smith liberals" (see here and here). Klein has a new interview with Jeffrey Tucker, which... (0 COMMENTS)
Chris Edwards I love Adam Smith. He didn’t get everything right, but he got the big things right. Oftentimes, he really nailed it. Today, I woke up early and my newspaper had not arrived yet. So I cracked open The Wealth of Nations on...Show More Summary
Christina McRorie urges us to rethink them, going back to Adam Smith to show that there’s more to economic analysis than narrow, self-interested calculations. She reminds us that Smith wrote The Theory of Moral Sentiments before he turned to The Wealth of Nations: Smith’s moral psychology is decisively operative in The Wealth of Nations, and […]
Although Adam Smith wants a limited government, it is clear that Smith thinks that the "system of natural liberty" does require some governmental activity to provide the military defense, the administration of justice, and the public goods that cannot be provided through private activity and free markets. Show More Summary
In Britain, Conservative Party proposes pullback from involvement in European Convention on Human Rights [BBC, Telegraph with more coverage, Isabel Hardman/Spectator, Economist, Jon Holbrook/Spiked, Adam Smith Institute, Dominic Grieve/Prospect, Basak Cali/OJ] Lessons of forgotten debates in U.S. Show More Summary
(December 30, 2014 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Economists are notorious for emphasizing the selfishness of human motives. The immortal words of Adam Smith are the gateway drug:It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from... (0 COMMENTS)
While investors’ attentions were focused on last week’s economic reports, new highs in various indices and Christmas, the proverbial tree in the forest fell and was not heard. Verily to a cornered Vladimir Putin, who is feeling the pressure of a crude oil and Russian...
IN THE MAIL: What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fiercest Opponents. Plus, today only at Amazon Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series Collection, $52.99 (80% off). And, also today only: Up to 60% off Rockabye Rockers.
In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith distinguishes two kinds of social order:"It is thus that man, who can subsist only in society, was fitted by nature to that situation for which he was made. All the members of human society stand in need of each others assistance, and are likewise exposed to mutual injuries. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE- A24 has acquired U.S. rights to director Adam Smith's anticipated feature debut Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary). The heist pic charts the fortunes of the outlaw Cutler family led by father and son duo Gleeson and Fessbender. Show More Summary
In this week's episode, EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks with James Otteson about socialism and capitalism, touching on camping, G.A. Cohen, Adam Smith, and education along the way. Use the questions below to check your knowledge or respond. Show More Summary
Mike Magee Today, on CNBC, highest cudos went to COSTCO’s, not simply for exceeding expectations with a 7% year-over-year growth, but for having the lowest employee turnover of any major retail business in the United States. COSTCO’s...Show More Summary
On arriving in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, filmmakers Adam Smith and Song Ting found a city far less ghostly than they expected.
Time to crown a winner of "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 21, which saw three guys make it to the Final Four -- Keith Carlos, Will Jardell and Adam Smith, alongside the last woman standing, Lenox Tillman. So, who took home the grand...Show More Summary
I have sent this message to David Loydell and Beris Cox, the editors of the Palaeontographical Society’s monograph series. Dear Palaeontographical Society, I was delighted to see that Adam Smith and Roger Benson’s new monograph on the...Show More Summary
We’re all familiar with Adam Smith’s landmark work The Wealth of Nations. It’s the work that birthed modern economics and gave us the “invisible hand” of the markets. But did you know that before penning the The Wealth of Nations Smith wrote a book about living a good and virtuous life? It’s called The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the […]
Earlier this month, residents of Berkeley, California, voted in a one-cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks, the first ever in the United States. As many as 30 previous attempts by U.S. cities and states to tax away sugar in soda have failed. Show More Summary