Friday afternoon video: Adam Smith’s man of system

Lynne Kiesling Adam Smith’s “man of system” is one of my favorite metaphors for a policymaker who is so taken with imposing his vision of society that he treats the individuals in it like pieces on a chessboard, ignoring the fact that each one of them has his or her own principles, values, and autonomy … More Friday afternoon video: Adam Smith’s man of system

Dematerialization, smart phones, and smart grid

Lynne Kiesling Do you have a smart phone? If so, list the functions you use on it: phone, camera, video camera, alarm clock, calculator, notepad, address book, maps, music player, and so on. This list scratches the surface, and your list probably differs from mine. One small device that fulfills many roles, substituting for several … More Dematerialization, smart phones, and smart grid