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Happy Friday Fun Photos: Milton Friedman Edition


It’s not the most pleasant Friday on the world scene, so let’s retreat to the halcyon days of the 1960s. Men were men, economists didn’t grow taller than 5 foot 5, and their tennis gear was plenty short. Behold, the on-court grace of three eventual Nobel Prize winners (Friedman, Schultz, and Stigler, left to right):


Alas, while debating the quantity theory of money after an invigorating game of tennis, Dr. Friedman could not drive just 55:

Speeding is perfectly rational when you don't get caught.

(Photos via The University of Chicago Library.)

Photographer George Stigler’s description of the incident:

Returning from tennis, Friedman and I were arguing vigorously and he adapted the pace of the car to that of the argument until this happened.

Read Brian Doherty’s "The Life and Times of Milton Friedman" for a detailed account of Friedman’s accomplishments beyond looking good in tennis whites.

More from Reason on Friedman here.

Happy Friday Fun Photos: Milton Friedman Edition
Josh Brokaw
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:37:00 GMT