June 14, 2013
An apocryphal quote often (incorrectly it seems) attributed to John Maynard Keynes goes something like, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” Eliot Ness, as portrayed by Kevin Costner in The Untouchables
, answers a reporter’s question about the lawman’s plans once Prohibition is repealed: “I think I’ll have a drink.”
The point of these quotations, though fictional, is to draw attention to the virtue of intellectual honesty. Continue Reading...