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Currency Reform In Ancient Rome

Submitted by Peter Earle via The Adam Smith Institute Currency Reform In Ancient Rome In the Western world, modern civilizations are often thought of in comparison to those of the ancient world. The Roman Empire is typically the first considered, and arguably the most natural reference point owing to its many achievements, complexity and durability. Show More Summary

SCIOD 11: Continuation of Brassey by Chapman

Sydney Chapman was another of Alfred Marshall's star pupils. He was awarded the Adam Smith Prize in 1900. Pigou won it three years later. In 1909 it went to John Maynard Keynes. Chapman wrote a three-volume "continuation of Lord Brassey's 'Work and wages' and 'Foreign work and English wages'" also titled Work and Wages. Show More Summary

Report: Patriots release Tommy Kelly and Will Smith

The Patriots defense suffered with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly out of the lineup last year after a torn ACL, but it looks like his return to the team’s lineup will be a short one. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday that Kelly will be one of the players dropped from the roster in New England…

Guess: Which Virtue Gives Other Virtues Their “Principal Lustre”?

“Self-command is not only itself a great virtue, but from it all the other virtues seem to derive their principal lustre.” –Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Agree, disagree? I was trying to figure out what Smith means, exactly, and I think it’s this: when we consider the possessions of virtues, without self-command, they shrink. Show More Summary

‘Jamie Marks Is Dead’ Clip Bickers With Liv Tyler

Gravitas Ventures gave Indiewire the first clip from the Sundance thriller Jamie Marks Is Dead, which was directed by The Ruins‘ Carter Smith. It will open on VOD and in limited theaters August 29. In the pic, “Fifteen-year-old Adam McCormick’s life hasn’t been the same since classmate Gracie Highsmith found Jamie Marks’s dead body at […]

Independent Scotland Should Use Pound Without Permission Says Adam Smith Institute

According to free market think-tank the Adam Smith Institute (ASI) if Scotland goes independent it would have to continue to use the pound unofficially and without the permission of the Bank of England (BoE). As the Westminster parties...Show More Summary

Harvard Astronomers Study Mystery Signal from No Known Element --"Is it the Long-Sought Dark Matter Particle?"

It came as something of a surprise when Center for Astrophysics astronomers and their colleagues discovered a faint line corresponding to no known element. Esra Bulbul, Adam Foster, Randall Smith, Scott Randall and their team were studying the averaged X-ray...

‘This Way Up’, A Darkly Comedic Animated Short About Two Unlucky Undertakers

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“This Way Up” is an Oscar nominated animated short from 2008 directed by London artists Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith about two undertakers who encounter a number of dark and humorous obstacles as they attempt to deliver a coffin to a graveyard. via Vimeo Staff Picks

Lesson: destroy all your old referee reports

Fascinating: For thirty years the official story of general equilibrium went like this: Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu, working independently at first, then joining forces, proved that Adam Smith was right, and the rest is history.... It was some time in the 1970s that [E. Roy] Weintraub first became aware...

Hume, Smith, and the Myth of Mirror Neurons

For both David Hume and Adam Smith, sympathy or "fellow-feeling with any passion whatever" is the psychological ground of our moral experience. From his reading of Hume and Smith, Charles Darwin adopted this idea of sympathy in explaining...Show More Summary

Headline News from - August 8, 2014

On the Web: How Bitcoin Went Legit - Management Today (UK) - "Charlotte Bowyer, head of digital policy at think tank the Adam Smith Institute, says the signs are there that the Bitcoin community is beginning to get serious about professionalising...Show More Summary

Making Sense of Friedrich A. von Hayek: Live from La Farine CCXXXV: August 7, 2014: Virtual Office Hours/The Honest Broker for the Week of August 9, 2014

[Over at Equitable Growth:][10] One way to conceptualize it all is to think of it as the shape of a river: The first current is the [Adam Smith][1] current, which makes the classical liberal bid: Smith claims that the system of natural...Show More Summary

Survey: Teens Favor YouTube Sensations Over Hollywood Mega-Stars

Major movie stars like Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Adam Sandler can no longer guarantee box office success with their names above the title. Now, they have to compete with YouTube stars like Benny and Rafi, and for the next generation of movie fans the choice is clear. Show More Summary

Demandware's (DWRE) CEO Thomas Ebling on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Demandware (NYSE:DWRE) Q2 2014 Earnings Call August 05, 2014 8:30 am ET Executives Erica E. Smith - Vice President of Investor Relations Thomas D. Ebling - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Timothy M. Adams - Chief Financial...Show More Summary

THE ECONOMICS OF JANE AUSTEN: Austen was a year old when the modern science of economics was inve…

THE ECONOMICS OF JANE AUSTEN: Austen was a year old when the modern science of economics was invented. Adam Smith, Jane’s neighbor to the north in Scotland, published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, commonly known today by its pithier final four words. Its most famous line is the [...]

GKN's (GKNCF) CEO Nigel Stein on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

GKN Plc (OTC:GKNCF) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call July 29, 2014 4:30 AM ET Executives Nigel Stein – Chief Executive Adam Walker – Finance Director Marcus Bryson – Chief Executive, Aerospace and Land Systems Andrew Reynolds Smith –...Show More Summary

The Economics of Jane Austen

In her fiction, the 18th-century novelist wrestled with the same question that preoccupied Adam Smith: Does the pursuit of wealth diminish a person's moral integrity?

'Food Fighters': Contestant Annie Smith faces chef G. Garvin in a tuna challenge

The competition is heating up on the next episode of NBC's "Food Fighters." With host Adam Richman overlooking the festivities, contestant Annie Smith will go up against five different chefs in an effort to win $100,000 dollars.In the clip above, which is exclusive to Zap2it, Smith faces chef G. Show More Summary

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

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