Overheard at an academic conference

“I remember I was starting up an escalator in a hotel and there were two young professors I didn’t know in front of me, except that I overheard that they were talking about me,” Henry Manne said in an oral history interview in 2012. “One of them said to the other one, ‘Aw, no, he’s not a conservative kook; he’s like Milton Friedman.’ At that point, I knew that the world had changed. If it had reached the level where Milton’s popularity and influence was now resurrecting my reputation, it was of big importance.”