Drew Maglio

About Drew Maglio

Drew Maglio is a writer and graduate student at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has a B.A. in history from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, and was a member of the Great Books program. He has been featured in The Ecologist and is a frequent contributor to Practical Boat Owner.

Why Adam Smith’s Critique of Mercantilism Matters Today

By |2020-07-01T11:45:19-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Adam Smith, American Republic, Capitalism, Economic History, Economics, Free Markets, Free Trade, Political Economy|

Adam Smith, the father of the discipline we now refer to as economics, was a moral and political philosopher of the Scottish Enlightenment and contemporary and acquaintance of Edmund Burke. Long heralded as a proponent of self-regulating markets, limited government, and free-market “capitalism,” Smith is often invoked by proponents of corporate capitalism as an [...]

Prometheus Unbound: Mary Shelley’s Admonishment About Scientism

By |2020-08-29T19:25:51-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Literature, Modernity, Science, Technology|

In the Promethean Allegory, Prometheus is both hero and villain. In one ilk, he molded humanity out of clay to aid the titans in their struggle against the gods. But Prometheus’ revolution against the divine order cost him dearly. In a similar vein, is science more and more the quest to advance human knowledge, [...]

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