Tag Archives: Adam Smith

Will the Bourgeoisie Ever Rule in China?

Applying Marx’s theories to today’s Communist China.

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The Harsh Realism of Adam Smith

Adam Smith was no blind worshipper of the market economy. He pointed to many of the deformations of human behavior that we still deplore today.

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Smith and Keynes: The Economic Insight They Shared

Were these two touchstones of economic thought really so different?

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How China’s Approach in Africa Complements the West’s

Can China’s market-building approach to Africa complement the West’s tradition democracy-building approach?

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The Cost of a Human Life, Statistically Speaking

Is there any satisfactory method for assessing the true cost of a human life?

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Markets and Governments: A Historical Perspective

What can governments do to seize the opportunities of globalization, while minimizing its downsides?

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Who Was the Richest Person Ever?

Marcus Crassus, John D. Rockefeller, Carlos Slim, Mikhail Khodorovsky — who’s the richest of them all?

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Let’s Be Practical About Building a Better World

What will it take to get the world community to effectively deal with the proliferation of global problems?

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The Need to Challenge Conventional Economic Wisdom: Part III

What is the best measure of economic success — the growth of GDP or well-being and happiness?

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America and Europe: John Locke vs. Saint Augustine

How have religious influences changed the way Americans and Europeans think about the role of government?

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