Monday, June 13, 2011

Make mistakes

On free markets: Mamet loves conservative economists such as Friedrich Hayek, Thomas Sowell and the late Milton Friedman. “Milton Friedman pointed out that the cavil, ‘It would seem that a country that could put a man on the moon could provide free lunches for its schoolchildren,’ missed the point,” he writes. “The country could not supply the free lunches because it put the man on the moon.” What about, say, Karl Marx? According to Mamet, he “lived as a parasite upon [Friedrich] Engels, and never worked a day in his life.”

Says David Mamet who is a playwright and won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

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