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How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen Some dads are very involved in the lives of their children--while other fathers neglect, ignore, or even abuse their kids. That's a fact. Are there biological factors that could help explain why some fathers...Show More Summary

Batch Of 'SUICIDE SQUAD' Character Posters are HERE!

With less than 2 months to go, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a batch of character posters for David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD starring Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, and Raymond Olubowale. Show More Summary

Lunch Links: Congressman Beats State Tax Commission; Rhode Island Revelations; Paying Property Taxes with $1 Bills

Today is June 16, Adam Smith’s 293rd birthday. The Scottish author of The Wealth of Nations was arguably the first person to put pen to paper about what makes a good tax system, and the principles of sound tax policy that we follow today...Show More Summary

Gillian Tett's Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

Gillian Tett US Managing Editor, Financial Times Ask a financier today in the City of London or Wall Street to name the founding father of modern capitalism, and they will probably invoke the words "Adam Smith." After all, three long...Show More Summary

Adam Smith Isn’t the Real Economic Hero — His Mother Is

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Chances are, unless you're one of those people who thrives on staying up all night trawling Wikipedia, you do not know who Margaret Douglas is. It's more likely you've heard of her son, the Scottish philosopher Adam Smith, whose Wealth of Nations is largely considered to be the foundation for our modern-day ... More »

New TV Spot Hits For David Ayer's 'SUICIDE SQUAD'

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new television spot for David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, and Raymond Olubowale. Show More Summary

Polarisation around the issue of immigration makes this #EURef a ‘Plebiscite to Nowhere’…

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Sunday Telegraph/Adam Smith Institute YouGov poll is by far the most revealing poll about the EU so far. It’s not the slender lead for Brexit that’s the distinguishing features but the dilemma it reveals at the very heart of the Referendum question.   Here’s some the key detail: In essence a vote for Brexit more...

The Problem With Inequality, According to Adam Smith

Dennis Rasmussen at ?The Atlantic The Problem With Inequality, According to Adam Smith, by Dennis C. Rasmussen, ?The Atlantic:...Many a scholar has made a career, in recent decades, by pointing out that this view of Smith is a gross...

The Problem With Inequality, According to Adam Smith

The allure of extreme wealth can contort human sympathies, causing the public to admire the wealthy and shun the poor. 

Brand New 'SUICIDE SQUAD' TV Spot is HERE!!

During the NBA Finals Warner Bros. Pictures released a new television spot for David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD starring Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, and Raymond Olubowale. Show More Summary

Harrison Smith's Extension Signals Long-Term Viability for the Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings continued to trend in the right direction by signing safety Harrison Smith to a contract extension Monday, per the team's official site. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is for five years with a total worth of $51.25 million. Show More Summary

Vikings' Harrison Smith latest young star to sign whopper deal

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith just signed an extension that almost sets a benchmark for the position. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Smith has signed a five-year, $51.25 million that includes a $10 million signing bonus and $15.27 million fully guaranteed. Show More Summary

Youngest-Ever Winner Of $65k Griffin Poetry Prize

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Adam Sol, who served on the jury alongside Alice Oswald and Tracy K. Smith (they considered 633 books of poetry from more than 40 countries) said it was the “ambition and reach” of Liz Howard’s book that “made her work stand out. This is a debut book – holy crap. Who knows what she’ll do […]

Adam Haslett’s Imagine Me Gone Is a Darkly Funny Family Portrait of Depression

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith "They fuck you up, your mum and dad. / They may not mean to, but they do. / They fill you with the faults they had / and add some extra, just for you.” So goes the famous first stanza of Philip Larkin’s famous poem “This Be the Verse”—one of many literary forebears forbearing Adam Haslett’s second novel, Imagine Me Gone. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Proves Money Buys Influence

Adam Smith on Twitter: Donald Trump is not great at this "not being influenced" thing he brags about. pic.twitter.com/nYheACSgIB — Adam Smith (@asmith83) June 2, 2016 … Continue reading ?

The Benefits of Feeling Awe

Jeremy Adam Smith Camping in New Mexico, far from cities and their light pollution, Craig Anderson would look up and feel small under the countless clear, bright, mysterious stars. Back home, he'd watch Star Trek and imagine "going where...Show More Summary

Seattle Uses 5 Home Runs to Pummel San Diego 16-4

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Seth Smith hit two of Seattle's five home runs and finished with four RBIs, Adam Lind and Kyle Seager both hit three-run homers, and the Mariners pummeled San Diego 16-4 on Tuesday.

New issue of Econ Journal Watch

I cannot easily adjust the indentation, but this is all text from the journal issue, not from me: In this issue (.pdf): Symposium: My Understanding of Adam Smith’s Impartial Spectator The mysterious impartial spectator is addressed by...Show More Summary

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

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