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  1. The World’s Dumbest Idea

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    all other economic actors pursue their own interests. Adam Smith ’s invisible hand in mathematically obtuse fashion. However, more often the ..... principals). This idea can be traced all the way back to Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations (1776) where he wrote: The

  2. Montier: Shareholder Value Maximization ‘The World’s Dumbest Idea’

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    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

    all other economic actors pursue their own interests. Adam Smith ’s invisible hand in mathematically obtuse fashion. However, more often the ..... principals). This idea can be traced all the way back to Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations (1776) where he wrote: The

  3. Investors: 6 Nations Beat U.S.

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    Wed, 13 Aug 2014

    encourages and supports economic freedom. In 1776, Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations theorized that: “When institutions protect ..... that beneficial choice. Until 1995, this was simply Adam Smith ’s theory. Then the Heritage Foundation developed the

  4. Pension Funds Clang the Bull-Market Gong

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    Mon, 9 Jun 2014

    Even in that instance, though, the picture looks far clearer now than it did at the time. In the chart below, the Adam Smith Institute labels 110% as the highest acceptable ratio of debt to personal disposable income. That figure, of course

  5. The Modern View of the Stock Market

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    Thu, 27 Mar 2014

    will quickly be resolved. With stocks, however, perceived mispricings may not only continue for years, but grow. Adam Smith --the nom de plume of Jerry Goodman, not the 18th century Scottish fellow--relayed the blood-curdling story of

  6. The Psychology of Contrarian Investing

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    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    ambiguous, when uncertainty reigns, we are most likely to look to and accept the actions of others as correct.” 25 Adam Smith remarked that the more we mistrust our own feelings and opinions, the more weight we give others’. In his words: The agreement or disagreement both of the sentiments and

  7. Ich Bin Ein Berliner

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    Mon, 4 Nov 2013

    planners to make poor allocation decisions--from supply chains and labor to the volume of production and pricing. Adam Smith , yes. Karl Marx, no. That is the answer that we all know. However, there was more to East Germany's demise than

  8. Bogle on Fund Industry Progress and Imperfections

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    Wed, 17 Jul 2013

    again in this Boston speech from Adam Smith --they call him the first consumer, this is the great Adam Smith , 1776, The Wealth of Nations ..... try and prove it," says the great Adam Smith , and that serving the consumer must

  9. The Importance of Assessing Corporate Governance in Emerging-Market Investing

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    Mon, 1 Jul 2013

    governance The theoretical foundation of corporate governance dates back to the 1700s, when it was first put forth by Adam Smith , a pioneer of political economy. Today, there is a surfeit of definitions for corporate governance. But regardless

  10. The Vanguard Anomaly

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    Fri, 7 Jun 2013

    Instead, profits are monies funneled from fund shareholders to the owners of fund companies. This, of course, is not as Adam Smith wrote. (Vanguard's claim of being client-owned makes me think of my onetime neighbor, the openly collectivist

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