WOULD ADAM SMITH WEAR A COVID-19 MASK?

Absolutely. Adam Smith would wear a mask to protect others. He would respect and hold others’ needs on par with his own. He would expect them to do likewise. Smith did not endorse the pursuit of unbridled self-interest. Instead, he embraced self-interest, rightly understood. He was a moral philosopher; an ethicist. Smithian capitalism works when […]

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WOULD ADAM SMITH WEAR A COVID-19 MASK?

Absolutely. Adam Smith would wear a mask to protect others. He would respect and hold others’ needs on par with his own. He would expect them to do likewise. Smith did not endorse the pursuit of unbridled self-interest. Instead, he embraced self-interest, rightly understood. He was a moral philosopher; an ethicist. Smithian capitalism works when […]

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CAPITALISM: CAN IT BE SAVED? AMERICA, RENEWED?

Tragically, the path toward capitalism’s renewal—and America’s renewal—is blocked by Trumpian intransigence. It’s not the only blockage, of course. Adam Smith, moral philosopher and capitalism’s Eighteenth Century architect, held a singular vision, and one compatible with America’s founders: improvement of the common good, especially it’s material aspects. Smith’s prescription? To align self-interest’s pursuit with the […]

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WHITE REPUBLICAN RAGE: HOW AMERICA IS BLOWING APART.

Without a dramatic change of course, America is well down the road to blowing apart, according to NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman. He describes a time-worn path that no longer works when we need it most; one that could lead away from the brink of mayhem by extending economic and social mobility through supporting diversity […]

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EINSTEIN AND ORDERLINESS

Albert Einstein eulogized Isaac Newton as brilliant even though his contribution was circumscribed by the time in which he lived. Newton’s imagination was unable to propel him beyond the limits of our solar system or beneath the level of the molecule. Similarly, Adam Smith was unable to foresee implications of a looming real-world crash manifested […]

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