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Quotation of the Day…

… is from a personal conversation that I had in the summer of 1991 with Julian Simon.  I was then about to enter my third year of law school at the University of Virginia, and Julian had invited me to play racquetball with him and, later, to dinner near his home in Chevy Chase, MD.  At dinner, Julian asked how I was enjoying law school.  I replied “Just fine.  The professors and my fellow students are all, to a person, really smart.”  Julian replied immediately:

Smart has never impressed me.  Smart is directionless.

So, so true.

Julian died, far too young, 18 years ago today.