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Adam Smith III

Adam Smith III Self-interest; laissez-faire; invisible hand; and altruism. Adam Smith wrote: “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” I’ve already explained that self-interest here…

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Adam Smith II, Small versus Big Business

Adam Smith’s Contribution to Small versus Big. Part II As I earlier wrote, Adam Smith is most famously known for this book, Wealth Of  Nations. Three ideas from that book have become controversial:  Self-interest Laissez-fair Invisible hand They are basically controversial because they have been misunderstood and…

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Robber Barons and the Controversy Between Small and Big

Robber Barons and the Controversy Between Small and Big   And so it begins. From Wikipedia we read: “The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the ‘Pacific Railroad’ and later as the ‘Overland Route’) was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km) continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869…

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The First Major Change Was Trains

The inspiration came from England. And why not, England was ground zero for the Industrial Revolution, especially steam powered engines. In 1925 the Stockton and Darlington Railway using steam connected coal mining near Shildon with Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington in County Durham. The American idea, to…

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Adam Smith’s Contribution to Small verses Big. Part I

Adam Smith’s Contribution to Small verses Big. Part I The Scottish philosopher Adam Smith has been both rightly praised and wrongly maligned. Those who have taken the time to actually read him and think through his thoughts and asses him through his perspective of the…

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Small Versus Big: A Philosophical Foundation

The Industrial Revolution first impacted and changed the Western World; Europe and America, then it would forever change the rest of the world nations and their economies. It was a technology progress that allowed us to move from small production to large production allowing more…

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Does “Want’ Make Our Beliefs Dishonest?

I pose this question: If I “want” to believe something, say that the Judeo-Christian God is real does that de facto mean my conclusions are biased, not objective, not honest, and not logical because the “want” is for some the operative word? Let me change…

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Little Women. A Critique

Like the comments I earlier made about the movie, “Mr. Rogers,” played by Tom Hanks, and I was commenting on things said about the styling of this movie because I hadn’t seen it and couldn’t comment on the movie, itself, I’m doing the same thing…

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Damn Hallmark, So Some Say . . .

“According to feminist Amanda Marcotte, a “politics” writer at Salon, Hallmark Channel movies are “fascist propaganda” filled with “shiny-teethed, blow-dried heteronormative whiteness.” Thank God there is a channel that is non-political and non-politically correct where I can just lean back in my love seat and escape…

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Should Christians Be For Impeachment

Christianity Today Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli appeared on “Face the Nation” Sunday to defend himself from the backlash generated by his recent editorial calling for President Donald Trump’s removal from office.  Galli told CBS host Margaret Brennan that he found it “strange” that fellow evangelicals do…

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