One more note from Tim Duy (he's teaching the History of Economic Thought this quarter):
Would Rather Be Blogging, by Tim Duy: I am still trying, and still failing, to keep up on blogging, this term. This morning I see that Mark is traveling, which is usually an extra incentive for me to post (hence a few posts). But, truth be told, I am simply procrastinating on the second half of grading papers on the topic:
Analyze the 1942 film Casablanca as an analogy to the moral framework detailed in Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
At this point all I can think about is why didn't the Nazis just kill Victor Laszlo when they found him in Casablanca? It is not like they were known for their subtly. As least, they are not particularly subtle in the Indiana Jones movies.