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Further Note on Treen

By on 7.16.08 | 11:32AM

It's worth noting that on the day before Ronald Reagan accepted the Republican nomination for president in Detroit in 1980, then-Gov. Treen, speaking on his 52nd birthday, made a pretty darn good address to the GOP national convention. His subject: Energy policy. His message: TANSTAFL: There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch. I have a copy of the speech at home; I will try to remember to post some quotes from it tomorrow. Why? Because if policy-makers had kept Treen's prescriptions in mind consistently since 1980, and done what he said, we would not be in the mess we're in today.

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