Ronald Coase — a recent video


Hadn’t seen this recent video of Ronald Coase from a University of Chicago School of Law conference last fall until it was posted by Peter Boettke.  Coase, now in his 100th year (his centennial birthday is in December), continues to be brilliant, modest and displays his sly sense of humor, as when he says he is puzzled by a speaker’s talk titled “Keynes and Coase” because he didn’t address any of Keynes’ main areas and he only met the man once when he shook his hand after being introduced by Keynes’ assistant.  There was a class system in England then, Coase said, and Keynes was an “old Etonian.” “He was one of them, not one of us.”