Adam Smith

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In seeking esteem, do we pretend we’re something we’re not in order to get other people to admire us?

The 18th-century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith has a bit of an image problem. His defence of free markets, epitomised by his coining o(...)

Portrait of Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay, circa 1745.

Before it became central to the US declaration of independence, “the pursuit of happiness” was a concept much pondered by thinkers this side of the At(...)

One of the tagged fawns in Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

ABOUT 100 DEER HAVE JUST BEEN BORN IN THE DUBLIN PARK. ALL NEED TO BE GENTLY CAPTURED AND ASSESSED, THEN RELEASED BACK INTO THE GRASSLAND. PHOTOGRA(...)

Andy Ruiz Jr will challenge Anthony Joshua for his four heavyweight world titles in New York on June 1st. Photograph: Yong Teck Lim/Getty

Anthony Joshua never imagined his American debut at Madison Square Garden on June 1st would be like this: defending his four world heavyweight titles (...)

It is hard to imagine how low cost flying would have grown so fast without Ryanair.

For the weekend that is in it, we thought we’d look at just some of the ways Irish people have shaped the consumer world in which we live. From tastie(...)

A Pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside Downing Street in London at the weekend.  Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Michel Barnier offers the UK the option of allowing Great Britain out of the backstop. In Pavlovian fashion, Brexiteers cry foul, accuse EU negotiator(...)

 Newcastle United’s Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring their first goal in the Premier League game against Huddersfield Town  at St James’ Park.   Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

Newcastle 2 Huddersfield 0 Miguel Almiron was denied a dream home debut by the woodwork as Newcastle eased their relegation fears by nudging 10-man H(...)

US president Donald Trump said he would speak to the nation about the “humanitarian and national security crisis” on the southern border on Tuesday at 9pm. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

US president Donald Trump will deliver a prime-time television address on Tuesday evening on the issue of border security as the impasse over funding (...)

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team will aim to continue their unbeaten league start against Rafael Benitez’ Newcastle team. Photograph: Getty Images

Wednesday, December 26th Brighton (13th) v Arsenal (5th) Shane Duffy will replace Lewis Dunk in the centre of defence for Brighton. Duffy is availabl(...)

An image of Leicester City’s late Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is shown on the scoreboard at King Power Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

There was plenty of emotion on show but no goals at the King Power Stadium as Leicester paid tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of a(...)

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