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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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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The Crony Gap

Political inequality is the real problem

MARCH 04, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

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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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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