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This Tumblr Was Just Named Best Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

There are millions of Tumblrs. Billions of Tumblr posts. So what an honor it was for Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith when their "Texts From Hillary" Tum...

Fear, Security, Escape, and the Pursuit of Empire

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 04.22.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Khalid Hanifi

When Adam Smith wrote "the prosperity, ...the splendour, and ... the duration of the empire," in 1754 (the source of my song title, "The Splendor of E...

9 Reasons Republicans Love The Walking Dead

Paul Ollinger | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Paul Ollinger

Anyone who loves freedom recognizes AMC TV's zombie series The Walking Dead as an allegory for the demise of liberty after four more years under President Obama.

Why Can't Republicans Get Behind Capitalist Self-Interest?

N. E. Marsden | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
N. E. Marsden

I'm sick of all the palaver about Obama's so-called gifts to poor and middle-class voters. Republicans are free marketeers. Romney was virtually breastfed on Adam Smith. These people are supposed to understand capitalism. Didn't they ever hear of the invisible hand?

The Economics of Scraps: Why I May Vote for Mitt Romney (No, Seriously!)

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

Often, only a major crisis can make us abandon one set of beliefs and take up another. So maybe the only way to move past the economics of scraps is to make a full return to it, letting it lead us back to the precipice of 2008, and to step off into a new Great Depression.

Capitalism at the Crossroads

John Friedman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
John Friedman

I have never shied away from being a staunch believer in capitalism as an economic system. Not that capitalism is perfect. It is far from it, as evidenced by a myriad of environmental catastrophes, social ills and corrupt behavior.

Citizen's Book Club: Would Adam Smith Vote Obama?

Lex Paulson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Because nearly all of the economic debate between progressives and conservatives in 2012 -- reenacted ad nauseam in Congress, around water coolers, and on cable TV -- boils down to this question: Is the free market, left to itself, the greatest guarantor of human happiness?

Stewart: This Guy Is 'A D*ck'

Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy

On Tuesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart had some choice words about how social media is playing into the Chick-Fil-A circus. It turns out the ...

The Bully and the Business Man

Monika Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

How much human misery and suffering will it take before we finally come together as citizens and incorporate a higher moral ethic into the pursuit of profit once and for all?

My Lunch with Adam Smith

Floyd Elliot | Posted 09.30.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

When I got to the car, I saw a tidy red envelope on my windshield: a ticket. I checked: I still had half an hour on the parking time I'd bought. Freakin' Adam Smith.

Hands That Are Invisible

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Craig K. Comstock

While praising a "free market," they would thus learn to privatize the profits, and, with the help of people in government who shared their ideology or perhaps a little of their prosperity, or both, to socialize the losses -- to make the public pay for huge bad bets made by bankers.

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

New Allegations Against Embattled 'Minister For Murdoch'

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 07.24.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — A British minister in the hot seat for his alleged close ties to Rupert Murdoch's media empire did lobby Prime Minister David Cameron ...

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

Michael McAuliff

Bill To End Indefinite Detention Fails In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A judge may have found unconstitutional the law that allows people to be held indefinitely without trial by the military, but the House ...

Indefinite Detention Showdown Looms In The House

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATTA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A showdown looms in the House over whether to end the indefinite detention without trial of t...

How to Prevent Indefinite Military Detention in the United States. Really.

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The National Defense Authorization Act rightly outraged many on both the left and the right last year, and legislators from all over the political map are now responding. But while one of those responses is real -- i.e., it would actually fix the problem -- one is not, and by pretending to fix it would only make things worse.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Try To End Indefinite Detention In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to end the law that lets the military indefinitely detain people arrested in America on terror...

Max J. Rosenthal

Public Opinion Blocked On Afghan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

While public opinion has turned firmly against the war in Afghanistan, falling to another all-time low in an Associated Press poll on Wednesday, Repub...

Dem, GOPer Target Indefinite Detention

Mother Jones | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

With Congress getting ready to assemble the next big defense authorization bill, two House members are coming together across party lines to ensure th...

Does the Invisible Hand Really Know Best?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Abelson

Is the free market really free? Or does it come at the expense of civic values we neglect at our peril? That's one of many questions I found myself pondering after reading What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel.

Greg Smith, Adam Smith and the 'Self-Interest' of Goldman Sachs

John Paul Rollert | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
John Paul Rollert

When it comes to doing business, can we make a meaningful distinction between self-interest and selfishness?

Adam Smith Would Be Appalled

Allan Brawley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

Adam Smith would be appalled by the behavior of those who justify their selfish actions by citing his name and the economic rules that he supposedly espoused.

‘Texts From Hillary Clinton' Founders Call It Quits

ABC News | Posted 04.12.2012 | Women

We'll always have the "LOLZ": Like experienced party-goers who take their leave while they're still having fun, "Texts From Hillary" founders Stacy La...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Move To Repeal Indefinite Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of lawmakers on Thursday offered a bill that would repeal laws that allow the indefinite detention of Americans and others by the...