How Economists Helped End the Draft: David Henderson at Adrian College in Michigan Nov. 9

Place: Knight Auditorium
Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 6:00 p.m.

I will be giving my speech “How Economists Helped End the Draft” at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Earlier in the day I’m giving a guest lecture in a class on globalization, but I’m pretty sure that attendance is restricted to students in the class.

If you attend, please come up and say hi afterwards.

David R. Hendersonis a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is author of The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey and co-author, with Charles L. Hooper, of Making Great Decisions in Business and Life (Chicago Park Press). His latest book is The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (Liberty Fund, 2008).

He has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, the Jim Lehrer Newshour, CNN, and C-SPAN. He has had over 100 articles published in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, Red Herring, Barron’s, National Review, Reason, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has also testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Visit his Web site.

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  1. General Westmoreland, regarding paying soldiers vs. drafting them, he testified he did not want to command an army of mercenaries. Mr.
    Friedman interrupted, “General, would you rather command an army of
    slaves?” Mr. Westmoreland replied, “I don’t like to hear our patriotic
    draftees referred to as slaves.” Mr. Friedman then retorted, “I don’t
    like to hear our patriotic volunteers referred to as mercenaries. If
    they are mercenaries, then I, sir, am a mercenary professor, and you,
    sir, are a mercenary general; we are served by mercenary physicians, we
    use a mercenary lawyer, and we get our meat from a mercenary butcher.”

    How is someone forced to serve as a soldier, patriotic, rather than a slave?

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