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Lasker:

Oh, yes, that's right. Yes, I was. That was before I knew anything of what the subject was about. (chuckles) I have enlightened self-interest. I think the Republicans have gone too far, and when people find out how much has been taken away from them that there's going to be social unrest, and I think it's unwise to have social unrest. I'm willing to have less if there's peace (chuckles) and comfort and decency for other people. I don't really enjoy it if there isn't, do you? Wouldn't you rather pay taxes than have riots? I'd rather pay taxes.

Q:

There will be a reaction, of course. Well, let's turn our attention to aging, one of those inevitable processes.

Lasker:

Yes. Among the Institutes of Health some of the directors are very bureaucratic, and the director of the Institute on Aging is very outgoing and very anxious to get support for his Institute, which is the most under financed Institute there is -- this year only $76 million, which is, compared to most institutes, really very little. And he has recently, it seems to me, gotten interested in the possibility that there are a variety of drugs that may delay aging, of which I could give you a list if you're interested, and he's interested in getting more money for the Institute so that these drugs may be tried clinically.

Q:

They are in existence...



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