Tuesday, October 20, 2020

My Brief Talk About My Father

I was recently asked to record something for the ceremony inducting my father, and a number of other people, into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The whole ceremony is now webbed. My talk starts at 1:04:19. Some here may find it of interest.

9 Comments:

At 8:41 PM, October 20, 2020, Blogger David R. Henderson said...

Really sweet! Thank you, David.

 
At 3:13 AM, October 21, 2020, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! I've learned a lot from both you and your father.

Stay safe, bro!

 
At 5:02 AM, October 21, 2020, Anonymous Shamir G Sarraff said...

Excellent ending! I said the same exact thing when I read the article from the NYT.

I miss you, Prof. Friedman.

 
At 1:39 PM, October 21, 2020, Blogger Anna said...

This was such a beautiful and touching memorial to your father, even though you probably didn't mean it to turn out this way. As remarkable as he looks and sounds from his books, interviews, and videos, he sounds even more admirable through your memories of him.

 
At 1:37 PM, October 22, 2020, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your father is a hero to so many, including myself. I wish I could hear more about him from your perspective. In fact, I've been searching for this sort of video since stumbling upon a fleeting comment of yours contrasting your and your father's stances on anarchism versus minarchism. I was happy to hear about your admiration for your father and your "number 2" reminded me of my father's rules #1 and #15, though their philosophy is unrelated to your "number 2." Rule #1 is that "Papa is not stupid," which he uses when I presume his ignorance on a topic, and Rule #15 is that when Papa is eating, you must stay in the kitchen for the full duration of the meal. However, my father, being a Jewish escapee from the Soviet Union, uses his age/life experience as a way to substantiate his arguments which I think he could learn from Milton on why that will never hold up in court. Thank you for sharing, David.
-a 22 year old Econ student

 
At 11:14 PM, October 22, 2020, Blogger David Friedman said...

The only other talk I can remember giving in which I talked about my father was to the Goldwater Institute in 1997. It's webbed at https://miltonfriedman.hoover.org/objects/58004/1997-goldwater-institute-tribute-to-milton-friedman. My part starts at about 22:09.

 
At 7:12 PM, October 23, 2020, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved your talk, Keep up the great work.
-A.L.M.

 
At 7:44 PM, October 24, 2020, Blogger Steven E Landsburg said...

This was marvelous.

 
At 1:25 PM, October 27, 2020, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see as a great loss that I was too young when Your Dad gone so I can't have a conversation wih him even via internet.

 

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