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Humanomics: Moral Sentiments And The Wealth Of Nations For The Twenty-First Century, Vernon Smith, Bart J. Wilson Jan 2019

Humanomics: Moral Sentiments And The Wealth Of Nations For The Twenty-First Century, Vernon Smith, Bart J. Wilson

Economics Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Sometime in the last 250 years, economists lost sight of the full range of human feeling, thinking, and knowing in everyday life. Smith and Wilson show how Adam Smith's model of sociality can re-humanize twenty-first century economics by undergirding it with sentiments, fellow feeling, and a sense of propriety - the stuff of which human relationships are built. Integrating insights from The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations into contemporary empirical analysis, this book shapes economic betterment as a science of human beings.


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin Jan 2018

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...


Rulers, Religion, And Riches: Why The West Got Rich And The Middle East Did Not, Jared Rubin Mar 2017

Rulers, Religion, And Riches: Why The West Got Rich And The Middle East Did Not, Jared Rubin

Economics Faculty Books and Book Chapters

For centuries following the spread of Islam, the Middle East was far ahead of Europe. Yet, the modern economy was born in Europe. Why was it not born in the Middle East? In this book Jared Rubin examines the role that Islam played in this reversal of fortunes. It argues that the religion itself is not to blame; the importance of religious legitimacy in Middle Eastern politics was the primary culprit. Muslim religious authorities were given an important seat at the political bargaining table, which they used to block important advancements such as the printing press and lending at interest ...


Patterns Of Enslavement And Economic Oppression Of Central Virginia, Hannah Bedwell Jan 2017

Patterns Of Enslavement And Economic Oppression Of Central Virginia, Hannah Bedwell

Undergraduate Research Posters

I address how anthropologists can identify the patterns and development of slavery and economic oppression through archaeology and the visualization of Virginia enslavement. I focus on the enslaved people of James Madison's Montpelier. I use 3D modeling as a foundation for integrating enhanced visuals with the goal of presenting a tangible understanding of the enslaved individuals in relation to the artifacts and history of the archaeological sites. I intend to show a common theme in economic oppression by comparing modern themes in slavery and examining Fraser D. Neiman's synthesis of the evolutionary perspective of slavery, and how little ...


The Role Of Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan In The Breakdown Of The Ussr, Ezoza Nomazova Jan 2015

The Role Of Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan In The Breakdown Of The Ussr, Ezoza Nomazova

Undergraduate Research Posters

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 was one of the biggest historic events of XX century. Much like the Roman Empire, the USSR breakdown was due to an aggregate of factors, some internal, and some foreign. Unlike, the Roman Empire, the Soviet Empire collapsed suddenly. Among the reasons for the fall of the Union, the invasion of Afghanistan was one of the poorest decisions that was made by the Soviet government. What factors did this event contribute to the fall of the USSR?

The Russian invasion of Afghanistan had big impact on the attitude of the developing countries ...


Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight Sep 2014

Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.


Economic Underpinning Of Renaissance Italian Art, Katherine Jacobson Apr 2014

Economic Underpinning Of Renaissance Italian Art, Katherine Jacobson

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2014

In 1902, art historian, Aby Warburg, asserted that in Renaissance Italy, "works of art owed their making to the mutual understanding between patrons and artists. The works were, from the outset, the results of a negotiation between client and executant". This research seeks to examine patronage relationships in the context of politically fragmented Renaissance Italy to further our understanding of art's ability to promote political, ideological, or religious agendas. By referencing renowned works of art from the Italian Renaissance, I attempt to identify the significance of using culture and art as a rhetorical tool, rather than other more direct ...


Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney Feb 2014

Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Thomas Pinckney, agent at Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line (railroad), inquires with W.G. Macdowell, treasurer of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), as to whether or not a claim of $1690.33 made by Shippers Compress Company has been paid to N. & W. October 25, 1887.


The Price Of Rice: Market Integration In Eighteenth-Century China, Sui-Wai Cheung Jan 2008

The Price Of Rice: Market Integration In Eighteenth-Century China, Sui-Wai Cheung

East Asian Studies Press

The Price of Rice by Sui-wai Cheung investigates the grain tax, canal transportation, and market integration, to give a complete picture of the long-distance rice trade in China during the eighteenth century.


The Street Porter And The Philosopher : Conversations On Analytical Egalitarianism, Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy Jan 2008

The Street Porter And The Philosopher : Conversations On Analytical Egalitarianism, Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy

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Adam Smith, asserting the common humanity of the street porter and the philosopher, articulated the classical economists' model of social interactions as exchanges among equals. This model had largely fallen out of favor until, recently, a number of scholars in the avant-garde of economic thought rediscovered it and rechristened it "analytical egalitarianism." In this volume, Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy bring together an impressive array of authors to explore the ramifications of this analytical ideal and to discuss the ways in which an egalitarian theory of individuality can enable economists to reconcile ideas from opposite ends of the ...


The Wealth Of Nations, Adam Smith, Jonathan B. Wight Jun 2007

The Wealth Of Nations, Adam Smith, Jonathan B. Wight

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The Wealth of Nations is a treasured classic of political economy. First published in March of 1776, Adam Smith wrote the book to influence a special audience - the British Parliament - and its arguments in the early spring of that year pressed for peace and cooperation with Britain's colonies rather than war.

Smith's message was that economic exploitation, through the monopoly trade of empire, stifled wealth-creation in both home and foreign lands. Moreover, protectionism preserved the status quo, and privileged a few elites at the expense of long run growth.

Smith wrote, "It is the industry which is carried ...


Meat Matters: Butchers, Politics, And Market Culture In Eighteenth-Century Paris, Sydney Watts Jan 2006

Meat Matters: Butchers, Politics, And Market Culture In Eighteenth-Century Paris, Sydney Watts

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In eighteenth century Paris, municipal authorities, guild officers, merchant butchers, stall workers, and tripe dealers pledged to provide a steady supply of healthful meat to urban elites and the working poor. Meat Matters considers the formation of the butcher guild and family firms, debates over royal policy and regulation, and the burgeoning role of consumerism and public health. The production and consumption of meat becomes a window on important aspects of eighteenth-century culture, society, and politics, on class relations, and on economic change. Watts's examination of eighteenth-century market culture reveals why meat mattered to Parisians, as onetime subjects became ...


Poverty And Progress In The U.S. South Since 1920, Suzanne W. Jones, Mark Newman Jan 2006

Poverty And Progress In The U.S. South Since 1920, Suzanne W. Jones, Mark Newman

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Poverty, disease, and illiteracy had long bedeviled the U.S. South, even before the agricultural depression of the 1920s became subsumed within the Great Depression of the 1930s. The essays collected in this volume examine a variety of responses to economic depression and poverty. They recount specific battles for civil, educational, and labor rights, and explore the challenges and alternatives to the corporate South in the post World War II agribusiness era. Scholars from both the U.S. and Europe assess how far the South has come in the last century, what forces (from the Sears Roebuck Catalog to the ...


Saving Adam Smith: A Tale Of Wealth, Transformation, And Virtue, Jonathan B. Wight Jan 2002

Saving Adam Smith: A Tale Of Wealth, Transformation, And Virtue, Jonathan B. Wight

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Every once in a while a great business novel is published. This is one of those novels. Follow an up-and-coming graduate student on a picturesque adventure involving terroristics and love, and learn, or better yet, re-learn, correctly this time, a little economics.


Ms-003: The Papers Of Amos E. Taylor, Gettysburg Class Of 1915, Christine M. Ameduri Jul 1999

Ms-003: The Papers Of Amos E. Taylor, Gettysburg Class Of 1915, Christine M. Ameduri

All Finding Aids

The Amos E. Taylor Collection is divided into eight Series. I. Biographical Information; II. Military Service; III. University of Pennsylvania; IV. U.S. Department of Commerce; V. Inter-American Economic & Social Council/Pan American Union; VI. American University; VII. Personal Memorabilia, and VIII. Publications. It includes materials covering many decades of his life including his extensive education, his military service in World War I, and his career working for federal agencies, presidents, and economic associations.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and biographical information about each collection in addition ...


Toward A Sustainable Maine : The Politics, Economics, And Ethics Of Sustainability, Richard Barringer (Ed.) Jan 1993

Toward A Sustainable Maine : The Politics, Economics, And Ethics Of Sustainability, Richard Barringer (Ed.)

Maine Collection

Toward A Sustainable Maine : The Politics, Economics, and Ethics of Sustainability

Richard Barringer, editor, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Maine

Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, 1993.

The proceedings of a conference presented at Bowdoin College on March 19 and 20, 1993, by the Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Southern Maine, and by the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Ellen Baum, conference organizer.

Contents; Foreword by Richard Barringer / Welcome by Everett Carson / Global, Canadian, and Maine Perspectives / Sustaining Our Natural and Human-made Capital / Sustaining Our ...


The Sfa Economist Vol. 4 No. 1, J. E. Ericson, Hanieth Flynt Oct 1959

The Sfa Economist Vol. 4 No. 1, J. E. Ericson, Hanieth Flynt

SFA Economist, 1956-1960

No abstract provided.


Education And Living, Ralph Borsodi Jan 1948

Education And Living, Ralph Borsodi

School of Living Books

In Education and Living, a two-volume work, Borsodi elaborated the model of the School of Living. Most of volume one consists of a critique of “mis-education.” Most of that critique focuses on the problems of centralization; centralization of industry, the economy, politics and education. The second volume of Education and Living explains Borsodi’s vision of achieving decentralization in detail. The second volume is in two parts: Right-Education and Re-Education. It explains how to educate for the “Normal” human being and for achieving the “Normal” way of living. This is not the “normal” of the bell curve, the average of ...


Postwar Planning For The State Of Maine, Maine Development Commission Nov 1944

Postwar Planning For The State Of Maine, Maine Development Commission

Maine Collection

Postwar Planning for the State of Maine by the Maine Development Commission, as Compiled November 1, 1944

Compiled and Published by the Maine Development Commission, Augusta, Maine, 1944.

Contents: Introduction / General Employment Data / State Projects / Municipal Projects / List of Tables and Illustrations.


The Structure And Functions Of The Federal Reserve System Of The United States Today, William Law Goode Apr 1938

The Structure And Functions Of The Federal Reserve System Of The United States Today, William Law Goode

College Books

An overview of the history of the Federal Reserve system from its creation in 1913 to the late 1930s, and a description of its structure as of the late 1930s.


John Hutchinson Letter To Joseph Fulford; December 2, 1863, North Carolina, John Hutchinson Dec 1863

John Hutchinson Letter To Joseph Fulford; December 2, 1863, North Carolina, John Hutchinson

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Hutchinson encloses a check to Fulford and instructs "please fill up for amt of my note due the Merchants' Bank of Newbern_ Please cancel the Note + send it to me."


George W. Randolph, Confederate Secretary Of War, Writes To An Unidentifed Cotton Manufacturer, June 1862., George Wythe Randolph May 1862

George W. Randolph, Confederate Secretary Of War, Writes To An Unidentifed Cotton Manufacturer, June 1862., George Wythe Randolph

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Randolph writes to an unidentified cottton manufacturer that he has been informed that "exhorbitant" prices are being charged for certain goods. Randolph also requests that his correspondent reply to him what quantity and what price such goods can be furnished at the time of writing and over the subsequent 30, 60, and 90 days at various points throughout the Southern rail system. Randolph further adds that "cotton manufacturers must not ex[ect to sell their goods at unreasonable prices[....]while other classes are suffering[.]"


Requsition Form Signed By States Rights Gist, States Rights Gist, Lawrence M. Keitt Feb 1862

Requsition Form Signed By States Rights Gist, States Rights Gist, Lawrence M. Keitt

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Requisition form signed by States Rights Gist which records the aquisition of muskets, bayonets, and assorted accessories and weapons. Dated February 15th, 1862 in Charleston, S.C.


South Carolina "Bond For Money" Between D. Goudelock And Anderson Pound[?], Union District, February 8, 1860. Signed By States Rights Gist And John R. R. Giles, States Rights Gist, D. Goudelock, John R.R. Giles, Anderson Pound Feb 1860

South Carolina "Bond For Money" Between D. Goudelock And Anderson Pound[?], Union District, February 8, 1860. Signed By States Rights Gist And John R. R. Giles, States Rights Gist, D. Goudelock, John R.R. Giles, Anderson Pound

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

$5000 South Carolina "bond for money" between D. Goudelock and Anderson Pound[?], Union District, February 8, 1860. Signed by States Rights Gist, John R. R. Giles, T.W.G. Giles and one other.


Promissory Note, States Rights Gist Is Lender. 1859., States Rights Gist Mar 1859

Promissory Note, States Rights Gist Is Lender. 1859., States Rights Gist

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Promissory note for payment of States Rights for $56.34. 1859


Missouri Bond No. 32 For $1000. Signed By Sterling Price, Governor, April 15, 1853., Sterling Price, John M. Richardson, A. W. Morrison Apr 1853

Missouri Bond No. 32 For $1000. Signed By Sterling Price, Governor, April 15, 1853., Sterling Price, John M. Richardson, A. W. Morrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Missouri bond No. 32 for $1000, redeemable 30 years thereafter. Signed by Governor Sterling Price and Secretary of State John M. Richardson. Registered on April 15th, 1853.


Slave Trade Ledger Of William James Smith, 1844-1854, William James Smith Dec 1843

Slave Trade Ledger Of William James Smith, 1844-1854, William James Smith

Local History

This ledger meticulously details the prices paid and received for scores of human beings (as slaves; only first names are recorded), as well as the expenses incurred by Smith in undertaking this business venture, such as feeding, clothing, sheltering, and nursing the people he purchased and sold. The details of the book illustrate that Smith took several "trips" between 1844 and 1854 to buy and sell slaves: detailed records of purchases and sales of "Negroes" exist for all of the years between 1844 and 1854. The listing of expenses for the year of 1844 (the most complete account) indicate that ...


The Moral Causes Of The Welfare Of Nations, Bt 96 .A214m 1834x, J. Adams D.D. Dec 1833

The Moral Causes Of The Welfare Of Nations, Bt 96 .A214m 1834x, J. Adams D.D.

Rare Books

The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister, President of the College of Charleston, and (ex-officio) Horry Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy delivered this oration on November 1, 1834 before the Society of Graduates of the College of Charleston. Noting that moral causes of the prosperity of nations had been ignored, Rev. Adams reviews and examines the effect of morality on the advancement of nations.


Business Letter Signed By R. B. Taney, As Secretary Of The Treasury, In Which He Notifies A William B. Rochester That His Inquiry Has Been Forwarded To The War Department. 1833., Roger Brooke Taney Nov 1833

Business Letter Signed By R. B. Taney, As Secretary Of The Treasury, In Which He Notifies A William B. Rochester That His Inquiry Has Been Forwarded To The War Department. 1833., Roger Brooke Taney

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Taney conveys that Rochester's letter has been "referred to the War Departament for an answer." Washington, D.C., November 21, 1833.


Letter From Charles Carroll Of Carrollton Concerning Outstanding Debt Owed Him. 1829., Charles Carroll Iii, Of Carrollton Apr 1829

Letter From Charles Carroll Of Carrollton Concerning Outstanding Debt Owed Him. 1829., Charles Carroll Iii, Of Carrollton

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a wealthy Maryland planter and the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to die. This letter, concerning an outstanding debt owed to him, was written 3 years before his death at age 95.