Happy Birthday, Adam Smith

Born June 5, 1723, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Died July 17, 1790, Edinburgh. Today would be his 289th birthday.

Dewey: 1909—??

Two firms have this week received far more press attention than, one suspects, they counted on or quite know how to cope with:  Our own industry’s Dewey LeBoeuf, and of course the iconic (good and bad sense) Goldman Sachs. Goldman Let’s take Goldman...

Two Books

Today we’re talking about books. Specifically, Robert Frank’s The Darwin Economy and David Rose’s The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior.  I believe the first–far better known–is a failure and the second–while too drily...

European Trip

I got back to New York this past Memorial Day Weekend after my extended European trip. While the trip was even more professionally rewarding and successful than I had hoped–not to mention fascinating and deeply gratifying on a personal level–I owe you all,...

Adam Smith’s Home Town

If you’ve never been to Edinburgh, I highly commend it to you.  And that’s not just because of the Adam Smith connections, although that’s what I’ll very briefly mention here. We’re staying about 200 yards down the Royal Mile from...
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