"Paul McCracken (pictured above at his 95th birthday party) arrived on the University of Michigan campus in 1948, and in 2011 he still keeps regular office hours. He is the Edmund Ezra Day Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Economics, and Public Policy, and at age 95, he is one of the school’s most treasured resources."
Here's an excerpt:
You were chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Nixon, and you and the president had a disagreement over price controls. Despite some of his own reservations and your recommendation against them, he enacted them. How did that dynamic work?
McCracken: Well, that kind of thing can happen. I thought price controls were a bad idea for a very simple reason. You couldn't look back into history and point to a success story. At the time, the president and Congress were involved in a battle in the political domain. Political battles are often more important to them than hard, solid data.
Interesting Fact (not mentioned in the article): Paul McCracken was interim president of The American Enterprise Institute in 1986, and was succeeded by Chris DeMuth.