This extraordinary video (HT: Recursive Hypocrisy) begins with Milton Friedman being asked by the interviewer if he still beats his wife. Well, not exactly, but it’s close. Friedman’s response is masterful. Actually, it’s better than that. Help me find the words.
I don’t know what’s more entertaining, Friedman’s answers or the interviewer’s distaste and disbelief that someone actually holds these views. The interview is from the 1960’s I’d guess. The tone of the interviewer tells you how much the terms of the policy debate have changed over the last 40 years, the point Milton and I discuss here.