05 June 2009

When Presidents die, Economists are born...

Today is the birthdays of two of the most famous Economists: Adam Smith (1723) and John Maynard Keynes (1883). Though they seem to have opposing views, I can't help but appreciate how much each of these two men have changed the way we think. I am a self--professed Keynesian Economist, which I learned during a semester of Macroeconomics.

"A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind."
--John Maynard Keynes--

"I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
--Adam Smith--

Today is also the anniversary of the death of Robert Kennedy, U.S. Senator, who was shot and killed in L.A. while campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1968.
"But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?"
--Robert Kennedy--

Then, in 2004 former U.S. President Ronald Reagan died from Alzheimer's Disease, also in L.A. He was 93 years old.

"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known."
--Ronald Reagan--

While googling pictures I came across this wonderful editorial set around a castle. The lighting and the dresses are beautiful. Almost makes me wish we had some castles (or at least one) around Alabama...


xs said...

these are amazing. i love the one where she is playing statue.

coco said...

Love this shoot.

Amelia said...

I love this editorial! The ominous clouds are so appropriate.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this!