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Continuing Conversation... Vernon Smith on Adam Smith and the Human Enterprise, by Amy Willis

Nobel laureate Vernon Smith joins EconTalk host Russ Roberts this week on EconTalk to discuss Adam Smith's approach to economics and human behavior. And now we'd like to hear from you...Use the prompts below to share your reactions to this week's conversation in the comments. Show More Summary

Vernon Smith on Adam Smith and the Human Enterprise

Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith of Chapman University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how Adam Smith's book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments has enriched his understanding of human behavior. He contrasts Adam Smith's vision in...Show More Summary

Just About Halfway Through Nosevember~

Thought you might like a little OK a lot of Whisker Action, too! OMGPonies!1!! from Vajda B. as seen here; original photo by Adam Smith/Flickr/Creative Commons License.

Kleinbard: Invisible Man -- Losing Sight of the Real Adam Smith

Commonweal: Invisible Man: Losing Sight of the Real Adam Smith, by Edward D. Kleinbard (USC): If contemporary economists fielded a football team, it would no doubt be named the Smiths, in honor of the illustrious eighteenth-century Scot who is rightly regarded as the founder of modern economic theory. But the...

INSTAVISION: My interview with Russ Roberts about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life…

INSTAVISION: My interview with Russ Roberts about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life is now available on YouTube.

INSTAVISION: Adam Smith: The Greatest Self-Help Author You Have Never Read. I talk with Russ Robe…

INSTAVISION: Adam Smith: The Greatest Self-Help Author You Have Never Read. I talk with Russ Roberts about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness.

Caught in Insider Trading Crackdown, and Turning It Around

Adam Smith, a former trader at the Galleon Group hedge fund, turned his brush with the law into a top job at an entrepreneurial venture.

Forget About Feelings, Real Love Is A Deliberate Choice

Seth Adam Smith says real love transcends feelings to become an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. The post Forget About Feelings, Real Love Is A Deliberate Choice appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Long Read: “GOP digital revamp sees mixed results two years after report”

Speaking of Adam Smith’s “conspiracy against the public… “ Jon Ward, at Yahoo News, “RNC’s deal with Koch political operation raises questions about illegal coordination“: The most important thing that Republicans did over the past two years to improve their data and technology came at the end of August. Show More Summary

Study: Wind Turbines are 'Expensive, Unreliable and Inefficient'

Wind power is too variable and too unpredictable to provide a serious alternative to fossil fuels, a new study by the Scientific Alliance and the Adam Smith Institute has confirmed. The researchers concluded that, although it is true...Show More Summary

Fill in the Blank: “The Mind Is So Rarely Disturbed But That __ Will Restore It to Tranquility.”

“The mind…is rarely so disturbed, but that the company of a friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.” –Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Agree, disagree? Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: strong relationships are a key to happiness. We usually get a little lift from engaging with other people.

Joseph Cropsey's Straussian Attack on Adam Smith

Joseph Cropsey was introduced to Leo Strauss by Harry Jaffa when Strauss was teaching at the New School for Social Research in New York, before Strauss went to the University of Chicago in 1949. Although Cropsey was convinced by Strauss...Show More Summary

Adam Smith To Xi Jinping: Wealthy Nations Need Good Laws

This article first appeared in Caixin and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. It is is part of a Worldcrunch series: China 2.0. BEIJING - In his book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith explained that under tyrannical and monarchical rule, property rights are always at imminent risk of infringement -- and people will usually hide their wealth. Show More Summary

Ben Southwood finds lots of evidence for (market) monetarism

Ben Southwood of the Adam Smith Institute has several recent blog posts that are well worth reading. When the Bank moves its key policy rate, commentators talk about it hiking or cutting interest rates; on top of this, we’ve seen extremely low effective interest rates in the marketplace; together this makes it reasonable to believe that the […]

Adam Smith To Xi Jinping: Wealthy Nations Need Good Laws

This article first appeared in Caixin and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. It is is part of a Worldcrunch series: China 2.0. BEIJING - In his book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith explained that under tyrannical and monarchical rule, property rights are always at imminent risk of infringement -- and people will usually hide their wealth. Show More Summary

Adam Smith To Xi Jinping: Wealthy Nations Need Good Laws

This article first appeared in Caixin and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. It is is part of a Worldcrunch series: China 2.0. BEIJING - In his book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith explained that under tyrannical and monarchical rule, property rights are always at imminent risk of infringement -- and people will usually hide their wealth. Show More Summary

Continuing Conversation... Russ Roberts and Mike Munger on How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, by Amy Willis

This week, there was a new sheriff in town! Russ Roberts was the guest in this week's episode, while EconTalk fave Mike Munger stood in as interviewer. The subject was Roberts's new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. WhetherShow More Summary

Russ Roberts and Mike Munger on How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

EconTalk host Russ Roberts is interviewed by long-time EconTalk guest Michael Munger about Russ's new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. Topics discussed include how economists...Show More Summary

Russ Roberts: Adam Smith's Surprising Guide to Happiness (But Not Wealth)

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"It's kind of shocking to realize the person known as the father of modern economics, Adam Smith, didn't think the pursuit of wealth was a very good idea," say Russ Roberts. "He thought it was corrosive, thought it was bad for you, thought...Show More Summary

The Minimum Wage Struggle: Bootleggers and Baptists

By Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle, The Federalist In recent weeks, minimum wage workers protesting their low-wage status have marched in the streets in more than 100 U.S. cities. For example, workers in Charleston SC blocked a main thoroughfare, insisting they be paid $15/hr and receive union membership.

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