Tag Archives: Adam Smith

Geopolitical Market Forces

New Jersey isn’t all Chris Christie and Snooki and Bruce Springsteen, and it’s not one long episode of The Sopranos there, everywhere, every single day, in spite of the gleeful thuggery of Christie’s crew in Trenton, which he says he … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Learned

The third career was in systems management, or maybe it was the fourth – it’s hard to remember now. No, it’s painful to remember. There was always a new project, and it was going to be different this time – … Continue reading

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Only in the Abstract

It spite of the fact that the economic social theories that sound nifty never just never seem to work out – like communism, which appealed to half the world for a good part of a century – we do like … Continue reading

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Slapping Down the Invisible Hand

Change may be in the air. Conor Friedersdorf, subbing for Andrew Sullivan at the Atlantic, decided it was time to quote Eric Hoffer in The True Believer: When people are ripe for a mass movement, they are usually ripe for … Continue reading

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