Rinfret, Pierre A.; Peace is Bullish; Look magazine, 5-31-1966

Pierre Andre Rinfret

Editor's Note: Pierre Andre Rinfret, who corresponded with me after finding himself quoted on the Barbwire, passed away in 2006. I have been quoting him on the economic folly of war since I saw the following piece posted on a professor's bulletin board at Fresno State in 1966. I have also commented several times on the impact and history of the Kennedy tax cut, which requires contextual perspective.*

On April 26, 1999, Rinfret wrote the following to me:

I agree with your slogan, 'be well, raise hell,' but would modify it a bit to "Be well, raise hell for justice."

Your problem and mine is telling it like it is!

When Paul Volcker retired, he wrote me "Never lose your sense of outrage for there is much to be outraged about."

Ever since, it has been my motto and it is yours as well!

Never forget the wonderful saying of my mentor: PEACE IS BULLISH.

My regards and best wishes to you. Good luck and keep on raising hell.

Freedom can only be maintained by constant and minute surveillance.

Love and respect,

Pierre Rinfret

Well said and a life well lived, old lion. — AB

* See Why JFK Cut Taxes by Herbert Stein, Wall Street Journal, 5-30-1996, HEREINBELOW.


     "No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American." — Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author and critic; Alms for Oblivion, "No Love and No Thanks" (1964).
[From Mr. Rinfret's former website.]


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