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IN THE MAIL: What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fier…

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.

Markets and Morals

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

‘Trespass Against Us’ Finds Home With A24

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

Continuing Conversation... James Otteson on the End of Socialism, by Amy Willis

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

COSTCO, Adam Smith, and Healing America.

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

New Documentary Explores the Less Ghostly Side of China’s Ordos

On arriving in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, filmmakers Adam Smith and Song Ting found a city far less ghostly than they expected.

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 21 winner: Keith Carlos, Will Jardell, Adam Smith or Lenox Tillman, who won?

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

Why no PDF of the Smith and Benson Rhomaleosaurus monograph? An open letter to the Palaeontographical Society

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

Art of Manliness Podcast #91: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life With Russ Roberts

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 […]

Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle: Soda-Tax Support From Plenty of Baptists, But No Bootleggers

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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

Evolution and the Virtue of Self-Love (2): Smith and Darwin

Like James Otteson (in Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life), Hanley thinks that Adam Smith's moral theory requires a theological teleology in which human beings are seen as created in God's image as part of divinely designed universe serving the benevolent ends of the Creator. Show More Summary

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

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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.

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