Happy (Labor Day) New Year

To me, Labor Day Weekend is the symbolic New Year:  The start of the academic year, the return of everybody from the beach and the Hamptons (a deeply uninteresting scene to me, FYI), the new fashion/TV/car/serious-movie/serious-book season, and the time when everyone...

Friends at the Adam Smith Institute (UK)

The UK-based Adam Smith Institute has as its stated mission: [To be] the UK’s leading innovator of practical market-economic policies. For over 25 years it has been a pioneer in the worldwide movement towards free markets, public-sector reform, and free trade....

We Have a Winner

Hold your calls, please; the blogosphere has come through again. Thanks to my new good friend Justin North (in London), a copy of Legal Business is somewhere over the North Atlantic headed in my direction.  I’ll let you know what Justin likes to drink when...

Happy 4th of July

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, mortally ill, clung to life until July 4, 1826, in order to see the 50th anniversary of independence. Jefferson’s last words bespoke his determination: “Is it the Fourth?” Yes, President Jefferson, it...