The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers a short profile of Mike Franc, the former Heritage Foundation staffer hired in June to serve as policy director for the U.S. House’s majority whip. The most interesting passage for this observer:

He can easily spend a happy hour chewing over the ideas of conservative economists like Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, says Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican. (Franc’s seriously wonky side is one reason he and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan are pals.)

Lawmakers and lobbyists chatting about Hayek and Friedman? Wouldn’t it be nice if those conversations translated into policies Hayek and Friedman would support?