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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)

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

Jets considering adding former Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith

As new Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan starts putting together his front office, he might be hiring a guy who made one of the more dubious draft choices in recent memory. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets are “strongly considering” adding former Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith to the front office. Smith and…

Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling & Brad Pitt Set to Lead 'The Big Short'

Though director Adam McKAay was able to assemble surprising A-list cameos from the likes of Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey and even Will Smith for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the cast of his first big screen drama is even more impressive. 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 […]

Falcons trudging forward with coaching search

It’s three down and at least four to go, seven days after the Falcons fired coach Mike Smith. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falcons have interviewed Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, and Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Coming this week are Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd…

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

Could Rex Ryan be top option for Falcons?

The Atlanta Falcons obviously have identified some of their top targets to replace fired coach Mike Smith, and former New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is on that list. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed Ryan will interview with the Falcons next week, as first reported by the New York Daily News. 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...

Alex Smith Injury: Updates on Chiefs QB's Lacerated Spleen and Recovery

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will not play in the team's regular-season finale due to a lacerated spleen. Chiefs.com reporter B.J. Kissel had the news and details Friday: ESPN.com's Adam Teicher has Smith's thoughts on the...Show More Summary

SNL Mocks Sony Hack – With Dr. Evil!

Saturday Night Live closed out 2014 this weekend with an alum-filled show that lampooned the Sony hack, singer Sam Smith and the NPR podcast "Serial." Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Saturday Night Live Amy Adams Kevin Hart Mike Myers Fred Armisen Kristen Wiig Taran Killam Sam Smith One Direction Aidy Bryant Cecily Strong

Falcons expected to fire Mike Smith, per report

Mike Smith will likely be fired at the conclusion of the 2014 season and could be replaced by Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. The Atlanta Falcons will fire head coach Mike Smith at the conclusion of the regular season if the...Show More Summary

The Amy Adams' Hosted Christmas Episode of 'SNL' Featured the Year's Best Cameo

last monthFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Cold Open -- "A Somber Christmas with Sam Smith" is 20 seconds of hilarity that is quickly interrupted by MIKE F#Q$#@ MYERS as Dr. Evil taking issue with North Korea and Sony. How absolutely perfect. "Way to go Guardians of...

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

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