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Catch-33: Stringent documentary requirements upheld for legal aid in domestic violence cases- Vanessa Long and Adam Smith

R (on the application of Rights of Women) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] 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 […]

Adam Smith on the financial crisis

What would the great Scottish philosopher say about the financial crisis?

Klein's battle for "liberalism"

(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)

Adam Smith on Infrastructure

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

The Morals Of Modern Economics

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 […]

The Evolution of Private Property Anarchism

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

International human rights law roundup

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

The Evidence of Altruism

(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)

Adam Smith or Jerry Goodman

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 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

2 months agoNews : Reason

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

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