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Here's Why The Time Is Right To Invest In Pershing Gold

By Samuel Rae: For the last year and a half, this author has been keeping a close eye on Pershing Gold (OTCQB:PGLC). I first wrote about the company in an article titled Adam Smith's Take on the Future of Gold Mining; an article that...Show More Summary

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

The subtitle is An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, and the author is Russ Roberts.  The focus is on Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments and why that is an important book.  This is Russ’s best book in my opinion, so you should consider buying it here.  My favorite section is the discussion […]

Why We're Endorsing the Bald Guy in the 9th District Congressional Race

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of the Congressman Congressman Adam Smith, admitted bald guy. Pastor Don Rivers is running for Congress (again), and he's determined to swing like crazy—like, really crazy—at incumbent congressman Adam Smith. For example, when...Show More Summary

NASCAR New Hampshire 2014: Jimmie Johnson, Bruton Smith differ on Race Team Alliance

Jimmie Johnson favors the RTA and says drivers could be the next to organize next. Meanwhile Bruton Smith is adamantly against the team owners forming a collation. Just days after the formation of the Race Team Alliance, opinions varied whether it was a positive or negative. Show More Summary

Adam Smith on Stationary Bandits vs Roving Bandits

(July 10, 2014 10:34 AM, by David Henderson) Or, you could call this post "Adam Smith on the Tragedy of the Commons" I'm reading a section of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations for a conference on The East India Company. I've never read Smith's book all the... (0 COMMENTS)

Adam Smith as Malthusian: 'The Surplus Population'

Brad DeLong quotes Adam Smith: Adam Smith as Malthusian: “The Surplus Population”, by Brad DeLong:...Adam Smith: Smith: Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter 8: “Is this improvement in the circumstances of the lower ranks of the people… …to be...

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Notice of: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness By Russ Roberts, now available for pre-order.

Adam Smith as Malthusian: "The Surplus Population": Wednesday Focus for July 9, 2014

Note that when Adam Smith says "seems at first sight", he is not signaling that he is about engaging in pointless contrarianism and about to reverse field and explain that a prosperous working class is an inconvenience rather than an advantage to society. Show More Summary

Lost Language, Lost Liberalism

That is a new website from Daniel Klein and the Adam Smith Institute, “A review of the changes 1880-1940 to the central semantics of liberal civilization.”

Writers Who Became Fighters

(Cream of the Toronto MMA media, clockwise from left: Carlin Bardsley, Karim Zidan, James Lynch, Adam Martin, other Adam Martin, Shawn W. Smith, Randi Lötschberg Lotsberg and Brian J. D'Souza) By Brian J. D’Souza We all have that loudmouth...Show More Summary

Conservatives Blame the Wrong People for Economic Problems

Adam Smith, the father of modern capitalism, famously wrote: "The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most...Show More Summary

Adam Smith on How to Make the Working Class Happier and More Productive: Pay Them More

Adam Smith: Smith: Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter 8: "The liberal reward of labour... > it encourages the propagation, so it increases the industry of the common people.... A plentiful subsistence increases the bodily strength...Show More Summary

The Week in Music: Ryan Adams, Robert Plant, Wire, more

Whitney shares her current favorites, from a Smiths' cover to a new track from The Shins.        

Liverpool Transfer News: Adam Lallana Deal Imminent, Reportedly Set for Medical

Adam Lallana is on the verge of completing a £25 million move to Liverpool after it was revealed that the Southampton midfielder will undergo a medical with the Merseyside club on Friday. The BBC's Ben Smith and James Pearce of the Liverpool...Show More Summary

Bootleggers and Baptists: A Few Resources for Your Lunch Break

(June 25, 2014 11:45 AM, by Art Carden) I'm reviewing Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle's Bootleggers and Baptists for the Independent Review. It's a powerful explanatory framework that helps us understand why we get resource-wasting public policies. Here are a few resources on the idea: 1. Bruce Yandle's... (0 COMMENTS)

Watch for the endgame

I just returned from the UK where I gave several talks and interviews.  The main purpose of my trip was to give the Adam Smith Lecture at the Adam Smith Institute.  I was very impressed with the people there, especially Ben Southwood and Sam Bowman.  Here is a link with a video of the lecture. […]

Michael Perelman: Why Adam Smith Advocated Controls Over Workers

Laissez faire, at least according to Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, doesn't mean more freedom for workers.

Whatcha Say: Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga And Adam Lambert Got Our Readers Talking

TGIF, Idolator readers! This was a very busy week in pop, including some major album releases: Lana Del Rey gave us all of her Ultraviolence, Sam Smith came to give us all the feels with his In The Lonely Hour and J.Lo threw her LOVE?rs a party with A.K.A. Which albums are you loving so... More »

The Ideological Fraud of Adam Smith, beginning with the pin factory.

I just posted the paper I will give tomorrow at the History of Economics meetings. The Ideological Fraud of Adam Smith, beginning with the pin factory. I hope you enjoy reading what a fraud he was. More Summary

Michael Perelman: The Fraud of Adam Smith’s Pin Factory

Adam Smith's pin factory is more a charming tale than a representative of early industrialization or contemporary pin making.

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