Summer Reading

A publishing rite at this time of year is for sites far and wide to offer their own recommended “Best Summer Reading” lists. For all things there’s a first, so here is Adam Smith, Esq.’s First Annual Summer Reading List. (And I reserve the...

Happy 290th Birthday, Adam Smith

Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, June 5, 1723; died  in Edinburgh July 17, 1790, at age 67. (There’s some question as to his exact date of birth, but June 5, 1723 was the date his baptism was recorded and it’s all but universally deemed his birthday.)  He’s...

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...
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