The Level of Political Discourse Has Never Been Very High

From pages 140-41 of Nobel laueate George Stigler’s 1988 autobigoraphy, Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist:

I have recently reread it [F.A. Hayek’s 1944 book Road to Serfdom], and I simply cannot understand why it became popular. I mean this as a compliment to Hayek… Hayek has always been both a gentleman and a scholar.

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