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Boris Johnson resumes subsidizing Al Qaeda through the CSSF

Without making a big deal about it, Boris Johnson, British Minister of Foreign Affairs is now resuming subsidizing Adam Smith International (ASI) following a two-month break. In December 2017, the BBC programme Panorama had shown that...Show More Summary

“The Low Road” Lampoons Free-Market Capitalism

Roused by the rise of Paul Ryan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris takes a jaundiced look at Adam Smith.

Is the “Invisible Hand” a lump of labor?

The first premise of Adam Smith’s famous metaphor about an “invisible hand” leading individuals to promote the public interest, although they intend only private gain, was that there is only so much work to go ’round. That is, Smith assumed there was a certain quantity of work to be done — a “lump of labor.” […]

Jonny Greenwood Talks Phantom Thread, Mark E. Smith And The Oscars On New Podcast

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jonny Greenwood recently sat down with British podcaster Adam Buxton to discuss the composer’smusic for Phantom Thread, his Oscar nomination, his friendship with Paul Thomas Anderson, and his love for the music of the late Mark E. Smith of The Fall. It was a pretty goofy conversation, but there were some salient bits. …

A Woman Is Pulled Over by a Sarasota Police Officer for a Completely Unjustified Reason

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Adam Smith of Sarasota, Florida posted footage of his wife, Angelica Smith, being pulled over by Sarasota Police officer Cliff Cespedes for a completely unjustified reason. Talking Toy Hamster on Dashboard Mimics Russian Police OfficerFlorida State Trooper Pulls Over & Arrests Miami Police Officer for Driving 120 MPH on HighwayLauren Cohan of ‘The Walking Dead’...

Report: Cardinals had interest in Alex Smith

After word of the trade sending Alex Smith to Washington broke on Tuesday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that six teams expressed interest in making a deal with Kansas City before they made their move. Kent Somers of AZ Central Sports reports that the Cardinals were part of that group, which makes perfect sense [more]

Weekend Reading: Adam Smith on the Necessity of Public Education

Should-Read: Adam Smith (1776): [Publicly Funded Education](http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN20.html): "In the progress of the division of labour, the employment of the far greater part of those who live by labour... >...that is, of the great body of the people, comes to be confined to a few very simple operations, frequently to one or two. Show More Summary

Report: Redskins, Alex Smith agree to four-year extension

Alex Smith is getting the long-term contract extension in Washington that Kirk Cousins never did. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Redskins have an agreement in place with Smith on a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2022 season. Smith will be 34 years old when the 2018 season begins in September. [more]

Economic and Policy Supply Chain: The Non-Invisible Hand

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Risk Performance and Compliance, Supply Chain Management, World Trade Tags: Plus Adam Smith is famous for coining the phrase the “invisible hand” to suggest the collective transparent forces of a market that work together as a whole based on the self-interest of participating members. Show More Summary

Biased to the powerful

“Massacre of the middle-aged men” shouts today’s Daily Mail. Let’s leave aside the over-entitled self-pitying here and ask how people can possibly believe such guff. What’s going on here is an old phenomenon described by Adam Smith: We frequently see...

Bannon Out at Breitbart

Exclusive clip of Steve Bannon packed up to leave the Breitbart embassy. pic.twitter.com/QyPfFlO40z — Adam Smith (@asmith83) January 9, 2018 HuffPost right now pic.twitter.com/YriJVzMokH — Jillian Stampher (@JillianStampher) JanuaryShow More Summary

Occupational licensure roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Adam Smith’s famous line about members of the same trade meeting together was a reference to occupational licensure — and Colorado’s unique delicensing of funeral directors in 1983 allows a natural experiment [Brandon Pizzola and Alexander...Show More Summary

‘Bright’ Director David Ayer on Creating a Fantasy L.A. for Netflix [Interview]

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

It’s hard to argue that Netflix isn’t directly competing with Hollywood studios when the new Will Smith movie premieres on the streaming service. After making original films with megastars Adam Sandler and Brad Pitt, Netflix closes the year out with Bright, a cop drama reuniting Smith with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Show More Summary

Special crime patrols net arrests in Montecito as Thomas fire burns

A 32-year-old Lompoc man was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary after police caught him inside a Montecito residence Tuesday night, authorities said. Adam Smith allegedly set off an alarm at a home in the 1000 block of Channel Drive and was spotted on surveillance video by the property’s...

The Nutcracker and I

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Alexandra Dariescu - The Nutcracker and I (Photo Mark Allen) Tchaikovsky, Alexandra Dariescu The Nutcracker and I; Alexandra Dariescu, Amy Drew, Nick Hillel, Adam Smith, Jenna Lee; Milton Court Concert Hall Reviewed by Robert HugillShow More Summary

Live Blog: Morrissey

Morrissey Peabody Opera House; St. Louis [11-22-2017] by Adam Rothbarth on 12-15-2017 I ‘m not going to start this review by proclaiming my love for Morrissey and The Smiths — caring about their music is something that can more or less be assumed of any 31-year-old music critic. Show More Summary

THAAD Can't Destroy North Korea's ICBMs (but the Navy Might Have a Way)

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia The SM-3 might be the way to beat Kim's nukes in a war.  On December 2, Reuters published an article claiming U.S. congressman Mike Rogers and Adam Smith had both suggested that the Pentagon was considering...Show More Summary

Adam Smith on Occupational Licensing

Adam Smith warned that “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” Although Smith’s warning is often quoted, few people know that what Smith was talking about was occupational licensing. Show More Summary

Kevin Hassett Updates Adam Smith

The chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Kevin Hassett, visited Cato last week to talk about tax reform. Under Kevin’s leadership, the CEA has produced two reports discussing how corporate tax cuts can boost wages and...Show More Summary

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