This begs the question - why are you so concerned with keeping him as your friend in the first place? You have a choice in these matters, you know. Just tell him you don't want to hang out with him every single day, and if this causes him to freak out and break up with you, then... it doesn't really sound like you'll be worse off for it.
Originally Posted by bighead384
“It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”
George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises