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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Thursday, December 29, 2011 :::

Happy birthday to Ronald Coase!

Things that Ronald Coase is older than:

  • The Federal Reserve
  • The General Theory of Relativity
  • modern Quantum Mechanics
  • penicillin
  • Birth of a Nation
  • the Indianapolis 500
  • the states of New Mexico and Arizona
  • Milton Friedman
  • Paul Samuelson
  • Alan Turing
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Richard Nixon
    • John F Kennedy
    • Scoop Jackson
  • John McCain's mother
    • Harold Wilson
    • Edward Heath
    • Otto von Habsburg, Crown Prince of Austria and Hungary
    • Kim Il Sung
    • Tennessee Williams
    • Woody Guthrie
    • Roy Rogers
    • Vincent Price
    • Gene Kelly
    • Ginger Rogers
    • Lucille Ball
    • Babe Didrikson
    • Jackson Pollock
    • Perry Como

He was born before
  • the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
  • the launch of the Titanic
  • the death of Gilbert (though not Sullivan)
  • the first election of Woodrow Wilson
  • The 16th amendment, as well, of course, as the 17th and the 18th — the beginning of Prohibition
  • World War I
  • the end of the Qing Dynasty
  • The Russian Revolution
  • Irish independence
He was an adult before
  • The Great Depression
  • The New Deal, including Social Security
  • Keynes's General Theory
He was 33 when the Bretton Woods conference took place.


::: posted by dWj at 1:59 AM

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