Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

Today is Adam Smith’s birthday: 1723, so he would be 292 today. Well, at least we think so. His birth was registered at the church in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (just across the Firth of Forth north of Edinburgh, not 10 miles as the crow flies) on 5 June 1723, so...

Pericles’ Funeral Oration (Memorial Day + 1)

Nothing can possibly accompany a silent captioned picture of Arlington, so I publish this separately and for your reflection at your leisure and as with all things only if you wish. But for those of an historic bent, the tradition of annually setting aside a day to...

Global Law Summit/London

Dear Reader: From my long-time friend Stephen Denyer in London (Head of City and International at The Law Society) comes this: Dear Bruce:  Might I take a moment to emphasise how welcome all Adam Smith followers worldwide will be at the Global Law Summit taking place...

New Year’s Resolution (A Suggestion)

Still searching for a New Year’s Resolution? One that’s drop-dead simple to keep, at least? In the spirit of trying to be helpful to our loyal readers in all things, may we offer a modest suggestion: Simply subscribe to the Adam Smith, Esq. email list. By...

In Dallas Wednesday 3rd December

Will you be in Dallas Wednesday, December 3 at 6:00 pm? If so, join me for discussion and cocktails around the emerging state of the law firm market. It will be at the historic Belo Mansion in the heart of downtown Dallas. From the description of the event: The “New...
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