Previous | Next
861862863864865866867868869870871872873874875876877878879880881882883884885886887888889890891892893894895896897898899900901902903904905906907908909910911912913914915916917918919920921922923924925926927928929930 of 999
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.
There will be a reaction, of course. Well, let's turn our
attention to aging, one of those inevitable processes.
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.
They are in existence...
© 2006 Columbia University
Libraries | Oral History
Research Office | Rights and
Permissions | Help