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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.

Gay rights and gun control merge for Rep. Adam Smith in winning PAC endorsement

In June, Washington state Democratic Rep. Adam Smith became one of the first members of Congress to back the Pentagon’s plan to lift a ban on transgender people serving open … Click to Continue »

Book review - Adam Smith by Jonathan Conlin (Reaktion Books, 2016)

One of the unintended consequences of the 2008 financial crisis has been to bring what until then had been a backwater of academic research, financial history, into a mainstream topic of the reading public. So it will pique readers’Show More Summary

The Stranger Endorses Adam Smith for US Congressional District No. 9

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell BRIAN DALBALCON PHOTOGRAPHY WE KNOW! We're endorsing an incumbent, lily-white government official to represent the most diverse district in the state. While we're not super stoked about that—#CongressSoWhite—we were...Show More Summary

Omega Report: Local Government Policy

Read the full Adam Smith Institute Omega Report from 1983 on Local Government, Planning and Housing here.

Reclaiming the N-word

The Adam Smith Institute is rebranding itself as “neoliberal”. I'm not sure this is a good idea. I say this not because I disagree with them – though I do on some matters – but because of the respects in...

How Vevo Is Personalizing the Ad Experience With Brands Like Honda

Vevo wants to become the Lunchables for music videos, more or less. "Music videos are snackable. Bite-sized. That's why they're so popular," said Vevo's svp of national sales, Adam Smith. Vevo, which has seen year-over-year growth, is trying to really personalize the ad experience for its users. Show More Summary

From The Adam Smith Institute

So it’s official. As of today we are no longer a libertarian think tank. We’re neoliberals. And maybe you are too. Here is the link.  here Sam Bowman, the Executive Director, explains: And I think to most people in Britain the word libertarian...Show More Summary

Neoliberalism is a force for good, says Madsen Pirie in today's Telegraph

Neoliberalism is a force for good in the world, President of the Adam Smith Institute Madsen Pirie argued in the Telegraph this morning. His article noted: Although the term "neoliberal" is meant as an insult, it need not be. It stands...Show More Summary

“Gary Johnson Is No Bernie Sanders: He Wants More Corporate Money in Politics, Not Less”

Adam Smith: For the Bernie voters still deciding who to vote for in November, an outside candidate like Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson may seem appealing. But crucially, Johnson doesn’t agree on this key tenet of Bernie political revolution. In fact, … Continue reading ?

Implicit and Explicit Biases

327 days until classes start. I have finished Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, and I have begun Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics. As a defender of classic utilitarianism, Sidgwick is not as famous as John Stuart Mill or Jeremy Bentham, but he is considered a better philosopher in terms of the quality and consistency of his arguments. Show More Summary

"The Evolution of Liberalism" at George Mason University, October 15

On October 15th, I will be at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I will be leading a discussion for the "Hidden Hand Seminar" of the "Adam Smith Program" directed by Daniel Klein.The title for my comments is "The Evolutionary Science of Smithian and Hayekian Liberalism."The seminar will meet at 4:00-5:45 pm in Mason Hall D180. Show More Summary

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

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

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