Monday, June 4, 2007

Quote of the Day

Jacob Viner is one of the greatest thinkers in the Chicago school economics. He once talked about the relationship between interests and training in pursuing a professional career, and it went like this,

"...men are not narrow in their intellectual interests by nature; it takes special and rigorous training to accomplish that end.."
-- Jacob Viner, "A Modest Proposal for Some Stress on Scholarship in Graduate Training" (PDF)

By the way, as you may already know, Viner had a reputation as being one of the toughest professors at Chicago, and Milton Friedman was a student of Viner.

2 comments:

said...

hiahia,sofa~~~~

no comments but admiration~~~~~~

Jeffrey Huang said...

i'm a great admirer of Milton Friedman, who shows great respect for his teacher...so, we're on the same boat.