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Some last words from Friedman

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The Austrian Economists are on a roll, there is a piece on an interview with Milton Friedman a few months before he died.

We talked for about an hour—about his books, his ideas, the state of the world, and the prospects for liberty. At one point in our conversation, we talked about how a bad idea—the government’s championing of ethanol—is sustained by the political power of its prime beneficiary, Archer Daniels Midland. At first, neither of us could remember the company’s name. We stumbled for a few seconds and then he started laughing. He had an excuse, he explained—he was 93. But he thought it delightful that his interviewer, a lad of only 51, had the same difficulty.

Written by Admin

December 9, 2006 at 12:07 am

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  1. Aint that cool.

    That the old man still seemed to be happy and having a good laugh right up until the end.


    December 9, 2006 at 1:44 am

  2. Substitute the Qld Nationals for Archer Daniels Midland in the Australian case !


    December 9, 2006 at 12:43 pm

  3. My first thought too!


    December 10, 2006 at 8:59 am

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