Thursday, September 28, 2006

Milton Friedman and George Stigler

I would file this under the best lines I have read today category except that the line comes from letters by G. Stigler to M. Friedman:

"It may merely be prejudice, but I'm inclined to write him [Samuelson] off as an economist."

"Of the many speakers only one was terrible -- shallow and pretentious, Joe Schumpeter."

I got this from the book review of the new book Making Chicago Price Theory: Friedman-Stigler Correspondence, 1945-1957 by Craig Freedman at EH net, read the review here.

Thanks to Peter Klein at Organization and Markets for the pointer.

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