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Like Keynes said… (36.45)

Lonnie: What's this about?

Chuck: Well, this is your make-up call. Judge Wilcox you had a problem with him.

Lonnie: Yeah, US vs. Tritter. I asked for seven years on gun trafficking. Some kid in the projects. Wilcox gave him 35 years. [sighs] It's fucking frontier justice. It nagged at me. I asked you if I could do an off-book investigation on Wilcox, but you shut me down. Do you remember what you told me?

Chuck: No.

Lonnie: "At least he's a prosecutor's judge."

Chuck: I've reconsidered.

Lonnie: Why?

Chuck: Like Keynes said, "When the facts change…". Look into Wilcox. Go wherever it leads.

Lonnie: You're making a move on a federal judge. Is he in your way? What's your beef with him?

Chuck: If he's clean, none at all.

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British economist whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and was one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. Widely considered the founder of modern macroeconomics, his ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots.

The Keynes quote that Chuck is referring to is: “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” He may never have actually said it, incidentally. Read about it here.