OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Monday, July 31, 2006 :::

Happy Birthday, Uncle Milton

Economist Milton Friedman turns 94 today. The Tax Foundation blog has more.

A long time ago, I submitted a work-in-progress to Friedman for comment. He wrote a thoughtful and good-humored reply, but said I was a bit of a hard-ass on the theory, and needed to pay more attention to the human angle of the story.

I'm still working on that.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 7/31/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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