Freidman , again

An electric exchange between economist Milton Friedman and US General

General William Westmoreland, testifying before President Nixon's
Commission on an All-Volunteer [Military] Force, denounced the idea,
saying that he did not want to command an army of mercenaries.

Milton Friedman interrupted him: "General, would you rather command an
army of slaves?" Westmoreland got angry: "I don't like to hear our
patriotic draftees referred to as slaves."

And Friedman got rolling: "I don't like to hear our patriotic
volunteers referred to as mercenaries. If they are mercenaries, then
I, sir, am a mercenary professor, and you, sir, are a mercenary
general." And he did not stop: "We are served by mercenary
physicians, we use a mercenary lawyer, and we get our meat from a
mercenary butcher".