Author Archives: F. E. Guerra-Pujol

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.

Censorship in Florida (FBI/Orlando police edition)

Originally posted on prior probability:
Hey, what are the FBI and the Orlando police trying to hide from the public in connection with the massacre at Pulse nightclub last month? The police’s slow response to the Pulse shootings (it took…

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This time for Africa

On this day (June 11) in 2010 the first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.

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Adam Smith in Paris on SSRN

I have posted a revised and corrected version of “Adam Smith in the City of Lights (Part 1 of 2)” on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), though I will be making further revisions next week.

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Conclusion of part 1 of “Adam Smith in Paris” and a preview of part 2

Now that we have reviewed all the entries in which Adam Smith is mentioned in Horace Walpole’s 1765-66 Paris travel journal, it’s time to wrap up my multi-part “Smith in the City” series. Specifically, were Adam Smith’s travels in France … Continue reading

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Adam Smith and Lord Edward Bentick

Adam Smith appears one last time in Horace Walpole’s travel journal on Wednesday, April 9, which reads: “Lord Edward Bentick and Mr Smith came.”[1] “Lord Edward Bentick” most likely was Lord Edward Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (1744–1819), whose portrait is pictured below … Continue reading

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Horace Walpole’s last supper with Adam Smith

The next-to-last time Adam Smith appears in Horace Walpole’s travel journal is in the entry for Monday, April 7, which states: “Supped at Lady Mary Chabot’s with Lady Browne, Mme de Bouzols, Mr Smith and Chevalier de Barfort.”[1] What is … Continue reading

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Adam Smith, Lord Tavistock, and “La Rena”

Adam Smith is mentioned twice in Horace Walpole’s journal entry for Monday, April 7: “The Rena, Lord Tavistock and Mr Smith came. To Madame du Deffand. To Hotel de Brancas…. Supped at Lady Mary Chabot’s with Lady Browne, Mme de … Continue reading

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Adam Smith in the salon of Madame du Deffand

The next mention of Adam Smith in Horace Walpole’s journal occurs on Easter Sunday, 30 March 1766: “To Mme du Deffand. Mr Smith came.”[1] In fact, before his departure from Paris on April 17, Walpole will mention Smith four more … Continue reading

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Smith in the City: Colbert de Castle-Hill

Note: After a one-week hiatus due to my travels, I am now resuming my series “Adam Smith in the City of Lights.” Smith’s closest friend and confidante in France was Seignelay Colbert de Castle-Hill (1736-1811), the Abbé Colbert, whose portrait … Continue reading

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Rue Jacob, Paris, circa 1867

I will resume my “Adam Smith in the City of Lights” series in my next post. In the meantime, check out this website, which features an 1867 photograph of rue Jacob (pictured below), which used to be the rue du … Continue reading

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