Adam C. Smith

Adam.Smith@jwu.edu

Adam C. Smith is an assistant professor of economics and director of the Center for Free Market Studies at Johnson & Wales University. He is also a visiting scholar with the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University and coauthor of the forthcoming Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics.

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Were We Better Off in 1987?

Down and out among the 90 percent

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

We are better off today due to the creative innovations of the marketplace. Those who argue we're worse off are ignoring important considerations.

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Layaway: Live after Death

Government intervention resurrects long-dead retail practices

OCTOBER 15, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

The return of '80s retail practices is likely the result of credit market meddling.

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Where’s the Beef? Canada!

Love of country doesn’t mean one must also love the IRS

SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

Corporate inversion offers a powerful check on government and lets companies fulfill their primary purpose: protecting shareholders' capital.

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Food Deserts or Just Deserts?

The regulatory consequences of the farm bill and other interventions

JULY 02, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

If you want to change people's eating habits, look first to the federal interventions that distort the food market.

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Chasing Dystopian Rainbows

It seems scientism passes for science these days

APRIL 08, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

A NASA report has more to say about using the correct analytical tools than it does about inequality.

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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