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:
(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.
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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:37:00 GMT