"The earth is the tomb of dead empires, no less than of dead men." Thus wrote the American economist and journalist Henry George in his 1879 worldwide bestseller, Progress and Poverty. Adam Smith had identified cooperation and specialization -- "the division of labor" -- as the forces that generated economic growth and prosperity. Show More Summary
By Polly Cleveland “The earth is the tomb of dead empires, no less than of dead men.” Thus wrote the American economist and journalist Henry George in his 1879 worldwide bestseller, Progress and Poverty. Adam Smith had identified cooperation and specialization—“the division of labor”—as the forces that generated economic growth and prosperity. Show More Summary
(This November 6 story has been corrected to change name in paragraph 11 to Adam Scott from Adam Smith) By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Friday it will keep pressing to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline...Show More Summary
It turns out being Taylor Swift is really hard -- if you're not that Taylor Swift. Take Taylor Adam Smith, a 30-year-old photographer living in Seattle. There was nothing unusual about his name for the first 20 years of his life. But...Show More Summary
The UK’s energy market is unfit for the modern age, a new report from the Adam Smith Institute argues. The report, Power Up: The framework for a new era of UK energy distribution, argues that new technologies such as smart grids and distributed energy production can revolutionise old models of energy distribution and pricing, in the […]
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Adam Smith and Ayn Rand yell "No!"
(Steven Hayward) Back in the bad old days of the Soviet Union, one of the tricks a dissident might attempt to communicate subversive ideas in a subtle way would be to quote a good paragraph or two from Adam Smith or Hayek, surrounded in either side by boilerplate propaganda about why this imperialist dogma is wrong. Show More Summary
Bradley Cooper stars in Burnt, a foodie melodrama about former Michelin star chef Adam Smith who overcomes adversity and becomes top dog—er, chef—in the kitchen again with his own all-star… READ ON
The government should replace tax credits, Jobseeker’s Allowance, the Universal Credit, and most other major welfare payments with a single Negative Income Tax, according to a new report from the Adam Smith Institute, Free Market Welfare: The case for a Negative Income Tax. This Negative Income Tax (NIT) would act as a minimum income guarantee […]
Rep. Adam Smith, D - Wa., tells Chris Matthews "we've learned absolutely nothing new" during Clinton's testimony on Thursday, and criticizes who (and who isn...
Adam Smith, who was a candidate for the Green Party of Canada in the recent federal elections claims that the newly-elected Canadian government is likely soften the country's stance toward Russia.
Adam Smith, who was the Green Party's candidate for Winnipeg South in Monday's elections claims that if Canada's new Liberal government drops out of the US-led combat mission against ISIL, Ottawa will make up for the move by training and assisting the Kurds.
During Thursday’s Benghazi committee hearing, Washington Rep. Adam Smith (D) accused the commission of being nothing more than a partisan attack against Hillary Clinton, a Democratic candidate for president. Smith said that after 17 months and $4.7 million, “this committee is simply not...
"To prohibit... people... from making... employing their stock and industry in the way that they judge most advantageous... is a manifest violation of the most sacred rights of mankind..." Adam Smith: [An Inquiry Into the Nature andShow More Summary
It’s hard to say what was more surprising: that blast furnaces may no longer be needed for steel production or that Nucor has hippies. Tim Worstall, a fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, says as much in a recent article in Forbes magazine. Sort of. Writing about the bleak future of steel mills in […]
The lady who wrote “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?” has returned to the pages of The Guardian to tell us more about economics: Economists sometimes joke that if a man marries his housekeeper, the GDP of the country declines. If, on the other hand, he sends his mother to a care home, it increases again. […]
Barcelona are interested in Borussia Dortmund's prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the Blaugrana said to be scouting the player amid interest from Liverpool. Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo (h/t Adam Smith of the Daily...Show More Summary
Do the Math: " I have used physical analysis to argue that sustained economic growth in the long term is fantastical. Maybe for some, this is stating the obvious. After all, Adam Smith imagined a 200-year phase of economic growth followed by a steady state. Show More Summary
Following Rep. Kevin McCarthy's candid boasting about how the House Benghazi committee has been a great tool to take down Hillary Clinton—an admission being furiously rowed back as we speak—Rep. Adam Smith suggested that maybe it was...Show More Summary