Uncle Milty

John Hawkins scored a phone interview with Milton Freedman. Here’s a sweet snippet for you:

John Hawkins: …The economy certainly did well in the Clinton years except for the recession that started right at the end of his term. Was that because of Bill Clinton’s policies, a continuation of the success of Ronald Reagan’s policies, or something else?

Milton Friedman: I think it was #1 a continuation of the Reagan policies and #2 and indication of the virtues of a President of one party and a House and Senate of the other. That’s best combination for economic growth…

And some people wonder why I’m so in love with divided government.

Now go read the whole thing.