Adam C. Smith

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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

Minimum Wage, Maximum Automation

If you are getting paid in excess of the value you create, you are either (a) a bureaucrat or (b) soon to find yourself replaced by a machine.

Regulators Are Not Heroes

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

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

Where’s the Beef? Canada!

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

- September 09, 2014

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

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

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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