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Adam C. Smith

Adam C. Smith
Adam C. Smith
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.

Adam C. Smith's Articles and Posts

Regulators Are Not Heroes The Freeman
Regulators Are Not Heroes

In a world of uncertainty, ensuring quality can be a powerful competitive advantage.

Were We Better Off in 1987? The Freeman
Were We Better Off in 1987?

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

Layaway: Live after Death The Freeman
Layaway: Live after Death
The return of ‘80s retail practices is likely the result of credit market meddling.
Where’s the Beef? Canada! The Freeman
Where’s the Beef? Canada!
Corporate inversion offers a powerful check on government and lets companies fulfill their primary purpose: protecting shareholders’ capital. 
Food Deserts or Just Deserts? The Freeman
Food Deserts or Just Deserts?

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

Chasing Dystopian Rainbows The Freeman
Chasing Dystopian Rainbows

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

The Crony Gap The Freeman
The Crony Gap
Most discourse on inequality confuses a constructive form of inequality (economic) with a destructive form (political). Understanding the difference will bring some clarity to the issue.

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