As an impressive number of Scottish citizens turned out to vote on September 18th on the future of their country, I felt a deep appreciation for democracy. 919 more words
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The great intellectual historian J. G. A. Pocock summarizes one ambivalence in Adam Smith’s thought as follows:
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[I]n Adam Smith the principle of the division of labor and exchange of goods and services has been at work since the beginning of history; it has led, not merely to the satisfaction of more human needs, but to the development of new human capacities, wants, and aspirations, so that the personality has been progressively diversified and enriched….
Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Adam Ferguson’s compelling photographs from Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, where the creation of public spaces challenges long-held restrictions against permanent structures, which were seen as undermining the very idea of being displaced. 236 more words