Thursday, May 20, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

The IRLE and Inspiration

Aron Ralston joined us this week at an unexpected guest at the Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics. Aron is the hiker who amputated his own arm with a pocketknife to survive after being pinned by a boulder.

Now, we have had a wonderful week at the Aspen Meadows discussing regulatory law and economics. Nevertheless, the most indelible and humbling part of the week for me was meeting Aron, a genuinely modest man who showed passing interest in the economics of consumer protection.

Not much to say except that meeting him was a wholly unexpected inspiration. Makes doing supposedly courageous things in the face of political resistance seem trivial, which is as it should be. An indelibly motiviating experience just to meet him.

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:24 AM | General