Location: Country Club Plaza, 4725 Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO
Owner: Country Club Plaza KC Partners LLC
Artist/Designer: J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
Dates: Installed 1977
This life-size bronze is a seated young male figure on a large stone rock. He is holding a partially eaten hamburger in proper right hand and reading from an open book in the left hand. Casually seated with feet apart, the left foot rolled over on side. He is reading "There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch" by Milton Friedman. The book is open to a page with inscribed text beginning "Is money too tight....."