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Firearms, Kings, and the Emergence of the Peaceful Life

Over at the Adam Smith Institute, Kate Andrews offers up a provocative post. “Make Britain safer,” she cries. ”Bring back handguns.” In proposing this course, Andrews is relying heavily on a study that purports to show that...Show More Summary

Adam Smith on Beneficence & Justice

I’ve recently begun the Ethics & Economics Challenge program with students at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord, N.H. We’ve been discussing what Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments can tell us about what types of moral duties may legitimately be enforced. I’m blogging my reflections as we go. Here is a selection from the […]

T.J. Yeldon, David Cobb Among 49ers Top RB Draft Targets to Replace Frank Gore

The San Francisco 49ers could be looking for a new running back as Frank Gore may be on his way out of the Bay Area. Who could the 49ers target to replace Gore? If Justin Smith retires, who could replace him? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discuss the 49ers' offseason in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Torrey Smith vs. Antonio Cromartie: Who Should Be 49ers' Top Free-Agent Target?

The San Francisco 49ers have many questions to answer heading into the offseason. Who should be the 49ers' No. 1 target in free agency? Should they focus more on offense or defense? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the 49ers' offseason in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Collymore: Villa No Shot at Klinsmann, Must Go After Moyes, Allardyce

Paul Lambert's dismissal from Aston Villa has sparked rumours over who will replace him in Birmingham. Adam Smith of The Daily Mail and others have suggested that perhaps United States manager Ju rgen Klinsmann could be in the running for the job. Show More Summary

Hoisted from the Archives: Adam Smith's Economics Once Again Proves Useful...

Adam Smith's economics is indeed capable of shedding a lot of light on the phenomenon of commodity money: Timothy Burke Touches on Issues of Monetary Theory 2005-09-06 In comments, the smart and thoughtful Tim Burke writes about: >Tim...Show More Summary

The Iron Law of You

(February 11, 2015 02:37 PM, by David Henderson) How Russ Roberts Can Change Your Life I recently sent off my review of Russ Roberts' book How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. The publication I sent the review to is a quarterly and so it should run in... (0 COMMENTS)

Slaves at the Smith Parsonage in Weymouth, 26 Feb.

On Thursday, 26 February, the Abigail Adams Historical Society will present a program on “Slavery at the Abigail Adams Birthplace” in cooperation with Weymouth Public Libraries. As an adult, Abigail Adams strongly opposed the institution of slavery, yet she grew up in a slaveowning household. Show More Summary

On the Move, 2/9/15

Meteorologist Jason Adams joins WCPO in Cincinnati from WEYI in Flint, Mich. Matt Smith joins WTTV Indianapolis as weekend anchor/reporter. Smith comes from WBAY in Green Bay. Mark Rivera is promoted to weekend anchor/reporter from reporter...Show More Summary

Graduate fellowship applications, including for non-GMU students

Mercatus Center graduate fellowship applications are at this link. And if you are enrolled elsewhere: “The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Show More Summary

Colts Must Add Cecil Shorts, Draft Devin Smith to Complete Ultimate 2015 Offense

The Indianapolis Colts have a stud at quarterback in Andrew Luck but could surround him with more weapons this offseason. How can the Colts improve offensively? Whom should they target in free agency and the draft? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the Colts offense in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Smith's Benevolent Baker Quote, in Song

(February 4, 2015 11:29 AM, by Bryan Caplan) All good economists love the Adam Smith quote about the baker:But man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will be more... (0 COMMENTS)

First Trailer for 'Magic Mike XXL' Is HERE!

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for the "Magic Mike" sequel, "Magic Mike XXL". The film stars Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Adam Rodriguez,Matt Bomer, Donald Glover, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash,Gabriel Iglesias, and Michael Strahan. Show More Summary

Check The Poster for 'Magic Mike XXL'

The poster is now online for the "Magic Mike" sequel, "Magic Mike XXL". The film stars Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Adam Rodriguez,Matt Bomer, Donald Glover, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash,Gabriel Iglesias, and Michael Strahan. Show More Summary

The 'Invisible Hand' Conversation Is All Wrong; Here's the One We Should Be Having

"Bust of Adam Smith" by Patric Parc, 1845. (Wikipedia) "M ainstream economics" has been a bone of contention for more than a century and the tussle continues today. Just look around. You can see this history repeat itself in the estimable...Show More Summary

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)

Will a Defensive Player Win Super Bowl MVP for 2nd Consecutive Year?

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was the Super Bowl MVP last year. Could a defensive player be the Super Bowl MVP for a second consecutive year? Which player could it be? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analysts Chris Simms and Jonathan Vilma discuss potential Super Bowl MVPs in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

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

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