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Brexit: The EEAs(ier) Way Out

In a recent post, I mentioned how fears about Britain’s economic prospects outside the EU were damaging the chances of a Brexit vote on June 23. Channeling EU Referendum’s Richard North and the Adam Smith Institute’s Roland Smith, IShow More Summary

The Evolution of Christian Schools in a Liberal Society

On this blog, I have defended a Darwinian classical liberalism in which social order arises best through a largely spontaneous evolution in which individuals are free to pursue the satisfaction of their natural desires. Adam Smith described...Show More Summary

Despite the rise of Trump, conservatism isn’t dead yet

Sell your Adam Smith ties, everybody, and smash your busts of Ronald Reagan. It’s all over. Why? Because we have entered a new era of “nationalism,” or “patriotism,” or simply

This Is the New Era of Monopoly

For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income -- and how the economy functions. One, emanating from Adam Smith and nineteenth-century liberal economists, focuses on competitive markets. Show More Summary

Pre-Monday DeLong Smackdown: On Hayek, Hobbes, Smith (Adam), and Smith (Noah)

Comment of the Day Robert Waldmann: [DeLong on Hayek, Smith, and Smith](http://rjwaldmann.blogspot.com/2016/05/delong-on-hayek-smith-and-smith.html): "I will be contrarian... >...(1) On _The Road to Serfdom. Science progresses as people develop testable hypotheses, test them and reject them. Show More Summary

How Ideas, Not Capital, Transformed the World: New at Reason

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Contrary to economists from Adam Smith to Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty, our riches cannot be explained by the accumulation of capital, as the misleading word capitalism implies. The Great Enrichment did not come from piling brick on brick, or bachelor's degree on bachelor's degree, or bank balance on bank balance, but from piling idea on idea. Show More Summary

Today's Economic History: Adam Smith: Theory of Moral Sentiments, From Part IV: Of the Sentiment of Approbation

Adam Smith: [Of the Sentiment of Approbation | Library of Economics and Liberty](http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smMS4.html): >The utility of any object... pleases the master by perpetually suggesting to him the pleasure or conveniency which it is fitted to promote.... Show More Summary

American Power Under Challenge: Masters of Mankind (Part 1)

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Noam Chomsky / TomDispatch We cannot gain a realistic understanding of who rules the world while ignoring the “masters of mankind,” as Adam Smith called them: in his day, the merchants and manufacturers of England; in ours, multinational conglomerates, huge financial institutions, retail empires, and the like.

Will the Trump-Clinton Taco Bowl be the ugliest election ever? Maybe not—but it could be close

Jefferson called John Adams a hermaphrodite; Hoover said Al Smith would dig a tunnel to Rome. Step up, Donald!

The guy behind the popular, Trump-inspired 'Woman Cards' Kickstarter is someone you might already know

Last week, the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump,  accused  Hillary Clinton of playing the "woman's card." That apparently got Adam Smith, the co-creator of the viral-meme sensation Texts from Hillary, thinking: Is...Show More Summary

Yuck – “Bled White” (Elliott Smith Cover)

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

An Elliott Smith tribute album featuring contributions from Waxahatchee, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, Julien Baker, Amanda Palmer, Belly/The Breeder’s Tanya Donelly, and Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin is due out this fall, and today Yuck debuted their rendition of “Bled White.” The song was originally released on Smith’s 1998 album XO. You can listen […]

‘The Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith Covers Adam Levine’s ‘Love Somebody’ – Announces Tour (VIDEO)

"The Voice" winner Jordan Smith covered Adam Levine's "Love Somebody" on YouTube. So beautiful! Watch the video here:

AnyThink Director Pam Sandlian Smith Elected President of the Public Library Association (PLA)

Anythink Libraries (a “revolution” of the Rangeview Library District) are located in Adams County, Colorado. From Today’s Announcement: Announced Friday, April 29, Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith has been elected 2017-2018 Public Library (PLA) Association President. Show More Summary

The Real Adam Smith

(April 30, 2016 01:05 PM, by Emily Skarbek) I have just come across a nice two part documentary on Adam Smith available at Free to Choose TV. The videos give those unfamiliar with Smith's thought a good introduction to his life and work in both the Theory of... (0 COMMENTS)

Automating Ourselves To Unemployment

Submitted by Adam Smith via PeakProsperity.com, Students of Austrian business cycle theory are familiar with the term malinvestment. A malinvestment is any poor use of resources or capital, commonly made in response to bad policy (usually artificially low interest rates and/or unsustainable increases in the monetary supply). Show More Summary

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Shows Why Washington Needs a Refresher in Business Accounting

Nearly two and a half centuries after Adam Smith vanquished the mercantilists, mercantilism is the beacon of U.S. trade policy.  In descending order of priority, U.S. trade policy is oriented toward three objectives: (1) Accelerating...Show More Summary

Q&A: Adam Egypt Mortimer, Sarah Adina Smith & Nicholas McCarthy talk “HOLIDAYS”

last monthGenres / Horror : Fangoria

One of the best aspects of contemporary horror anthology films is the diversity of cinematic visions that come with the territory. Whether a segment goes for gasps, laughs or dry-heaves, the fact that you get a different flavor of filmmaking with each passing tale is fantastic, especially for the curious fright fans out there who […]

Show, don't tell - Clocks 1888: the greener

Keisha Atwell and Patricia Rozario, Clocks 1888 the greener - photographer Ed Sunman Martin Ward Clocks 1888: the greener; Keisha Atwell, Patricia Rozario, Dickon Gough, Adam Temple Smith; Hackney Empire Reviewed by Ruth Hansford onShow More Summary

Artist J.M.W. Turner To Be Featured On U.K. £20, Ousting Economist Adam Smith

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Following a national nomination process for a visual artist to honor, the U.K. has announced the new face of the £20 bill. He's known for landscapes, seascapes and innovative depiction of light.

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