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1. The smooshing model and randomizing the deck. 2. The esoteric Adam Smith (Dan Klein video).  And Tim Harford’s FT piece on what British economists recommend doing. 3. The highest-grossing restaurants in America, via the estimable Chug. 4. New kinds of butlers for billionaires. 5. Edward Tufte’s Grand Truths about human behavior. 6. Michael Reddell, […]

Private Prison Corporations Spent $11 Million To Lobby For More Aggressive Immigration Policies

"We simply detain too many people," Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) said. The post Private Prison Corporations Spent $11 Million To Lobby For More Aggressive Immigration Policies appeared first on ThinkProgress.

“Jeb Bush’s noncampaign campaign honesty problem”

Adam Smith: Put aside the legitimate questions about how Bush is skirting campaign finance laws – or breaking them, as some experts allege. How about that quaint notion that candidates for America’s highest office ought to tell the truth? Does … Continue reading ?

Husband Records Love Letter from 5 Different Countries

How do you stay close when you have to travel? If you're Seth Adam Smith, you do this. The post Husband Records Love Letter from 5 Different Countries appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Continuing Education... Vernon Smith and James Otteson on Adam Smith, by Amy Willis

This week's episode was recorded and filmed last month before a large crowd at Ball State University. EconTalk host Russ Roberts welcomed philosopher James Otteson and Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith to talk about another famous Smith... For this special episode, we'd like to again give you a chance to see your response on EconTalk. Show More Summary

Vernon Smith and James Otteson on Adam Smith

Vernon Smith and James Otteson talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Adam Smith in front of a live audience at Ball State University. Topics discussed include Smith's view of human nature, the relevance of Smith for philosophy and...Show More Summary

Florida Not a Given for Bush

Adam Smith: “Part of what makes Florida such a challenging state politically is its fast-changing and ever-growing nature. Statewide candidates must constantly introduce themselves. Bush, for instance, won his two gubernatorial races by huge margins — nearly 11 percentage points [...]

GE and America’s Corporate Bootleggers

I recently highlighted an important book that describes how politics really works. “Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics,” by Adam Smith and

'Mallrats 2' Also Gets Joey Lauren Adams & Renee Humphrey

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Original 'Mallrats' stars Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey and Sven Ole-Thorsen are reprising their roles in Kevin Smith's 'Mallrats 2'. [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Archaia Takes "Long Walk to Valhalla" with New OGN

Writer Adam Smith and artist Matthew Fox team for "Long Walk to Valhalla," and CBR has the first details on the July-debuting graphic novel.

Adam Smith Says...

Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, got a lot of things right. Here is something he said in 1776 that, with only slight adjustment, describes what is happening to the political system in this country. Smith wrote that though "combinations of masters" (by which he meant business people) "are rarely discussed,".... Show More Summary

"Mallrats 2" Adds Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey & Sven-Ole Thorsen

Kevin Smith has announced the three actors will reprise their roles from the 1995 romantic comedy.

Young Writer on Liberty Competition 2015

  The Adam Smith Institute invites the under-21s to enter our annual ‘Young Writer on Liberty’ competition. This year’s theme is: The road not yet travelled: Three paths the next government should take towards a freer United Kingdom This is not a typical essay contest. Instead, entrants should submit three, ASI blog-style articles, each highlighting a different […]

Former CFO on Food Stamps After Infamous Viral Video

A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube over two years ago criticizing Chick-fil-A went viral and destroyed his career. Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona until summer 2012, when he protested against Chick-fil-A when a top company executive shared his anti-gay marriage views. Show More Summary

Antonio Smith Released by Raiders: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Oakland Raiders were 30th in the league in sacks during the 2014 season, but they will try to improve on that disappointing total in 2015 without the services of defensive lineman Antonio Smith. ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted Tuesday that the team released the 33-year-old after only a single season in Oakland. Show More Summary

Stance against Chick-Fil-A costs Ariz. man $200K-a-year job

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Adam Smith was an ex-CFO who lost his position after he filmed himself berating a Chick-Fil-A server for her company's stance on gay rights.

Adam Smith Learns About the Free Market

The internet is forever: Things haven’t gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube. Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News. “I think people [Read more...]

Russ Roberts on Adam Smith's Rules for Living

(March 28, 2015 10:08 PM, by David Henderson) The prudent man, claims Roberts, does not smoke, is "physically active and keeps his weight under control," and "works hard and avoids debt." On debt, I must part company. It was by taking on what seemed like a massive debt... (0 COMMENTS)

IT’S MORE FUN TO WIELD MOB JUSTICE THAN TO EXPERIENCE IT: After Berating Innocent Chick-Fil-A Worke…

IT’S MORE FUN TO WIELD MOB JUSTICE THAN TO EXPERIENCE IT: After Berating Innocent Chick-Fil-A Worker, Many Say He’s Now Getting Exactly What He Deserves. “Former Vante CFO and treasurer, Adam Mark Smith, went from being relatively unknown to an unemployed, virally-hated man with a video he thought was taking a stand against discrimination of […]

Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-Fil-A Lives on Food Stamps

Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-Fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube. Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News. "I think...

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