Editorial Time-Out: A Word In Favor of Legal Aid Donations

Pro bono work, services or cash donated to legal aid, and charitable contributions by law firms in general have received scant attention at "Adam Smith, Esq.", a shortcoming I hereby resolve to remedy, if for no other reason than that the actual Adam Smith...

“Worldly” Philosophers? Yes.

The world has just learned that Robert Heilbroner, author of the justly famous and best-selling The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers, first published in 1953 and still in print, died here in Manhattan last week at age...

Will the Real Adam Smith Please Stand Up?

Adam Smith’s thought (the real Adam Smith, that is) has been famously characterized by the economist George Stigler as a "stupendous palace erected upon the granite of self-interest."  I have long labeled this a "mischaracterization,"...
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