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Thomas Sowell Quote: “How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on and stop getting swept away by rhetoric?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “There is no talent so ardently supported, nor generously rewarded, as the ability to convince parasites they are victims.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Most people who read “The Communist Manifesto” probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of “the workers”. Thomas Sowell .”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Why is history important? Without history, many people have no idea how many of today’s half-baked ideas have been tried, again and again – and have repeatedly led to disaster. Most of these ideas are not new. They are just being recycled with re-treaded rhetoric.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “What does ‘economic justice’ mean, except that you want something that someone else produced, without having to produce anything yourself in return?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “One of the most fashionable notions of our times is that social problems like poverty and oppression breed wars. Most wars, however, are started by well-fed people with the time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If you don’t control the borders, it doesn’t matter what immigration laws you have.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Justice at all costs’ is not justice.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The real minimum wage is zero.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Government central planning means over-riding other people’s plans.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Tolerating imperfections is the price of freedom.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Any statistics can be extrapolated to the point where they show disaster.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The political left has been weak on protecting society from criminals for more than two centuries.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “We’re not a socialist country, because the socialists believe in government ownership in the means of production, but the fascists believe that the government should have private ownership and the politicians should tell people how to run the businesses. So that’s the route we seem to be going.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Envy was once considered to be one of the seven deadly sins before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new name, ‘social justice’.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “After the risky mortgage-lending practices fostered by government intervention led to massive defaults and foreclosures that caused financial institutions to collapse or be bailed out, Congressman Frank changed his tune completely.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “To believe in personal responsibility would be to destroy the whole special role of the anointed, whose vision casts them in the role of rescuers of people treated unfairly by “society”.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “An independent judiciary does not mean judges independent of the Constitution from which they derive their power or independent of the laws that they are sworn to uphold.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Love is a four-letter word, but you don’t hear in nearly as often as you hear some other four-letter words. It may be a sign of our times that everyone talks openly about sex, but we seem to be embarrassed to talk about love.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Capitalism is not an ‘ism.’ It is closer to being the opposite of an ‘ism,’ because it is simply the freedom of ordinary people to make whatever economic transactions they can mutually agree to.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The left takes its vision seriously – more seriously than it takes the rights of other people. They want to be our shepherds. But that requires us to be sheep.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “You cannot subsidize irresponsibility and expect people to become more responsible.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If you can’t beat them or join them, then do something weird. No matter how much the passengers eat, the weight of the plane stays the same. Do you sometimes feel that you are necessary but not sufficient?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The sad and tragic fact is that the civil rights movement, despite its honorable and courageous past, has over the years degenerated into a demagogic hustle, promoting the mindless racism they once fought against.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “I’m so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “What is called ‘capitalism’ might more accurately be called consumerism. It is the consumers who call the tune, and those capitalists who want to remain capitalists have to learn to dance to it.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Those who want to “spread the wealth” almost invariably seek to concentrate the power. It happens too often, and in too many different countries around the world, to be a coincidence. Which is more dangerous, inequalities of wealth or concentrations of power?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The more people who are dependent on government handouts, the more votes the left can depend on for an ever-expanding welfare state.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The promotion of “self-esteem” in our schools has been so successful that people feel free to spout off about all sorts of things – and see no reason why their opinions should not be taken as seriously as the views of people who actually know what they are talking about.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “How are children supposed to learn to act like adults, when so much of what they see on television shows adults acting like children?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks in the top ten percent of students, but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The vision of the left, full of envy and resentment, takes its worst toll on those at the bottom – whether black or white – who find in that paranoid vision an excuse for counterproductive and ultimately self-destructive attitudes and behavior.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “An e-mail from a reader says that liberals like to take the moral high ground, even though their own moral relativism means that there is no moral high ground.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life’s savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The real problem, both in discussions of mass shootings and in discussions of gun control, is that too many people are too committed to a vision to allow mere facts to interfere with their beliefs, and the sense of superiority that those beliefs give them.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Engels said: “what each individual wills is obstructed by everyone else, and what emerges is something that no one willed.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “In various countries and times, leaders of groups that lagged behind, economically and educationally, have taught their followers to blame all their problems on other people – and to hate those other people.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The purpose of education is to give the student the intellectual tools to analyze, whether verbally or numerically, and to reach conclusions based on logic and evidence.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “What is especially disturbing about the political left is that they seem to have no sense of the tragedy of the human condition. Instead, they tend to see the problems of the world as due to other people not being as wise or as noble as themselves.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Young people in general – and young women in particular – need to understand that they cannot retrieve in their forties the opportunities they threw away in their twenties.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Someone once said that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. That may have been true when he said it, but today taxes are mostly the price we pay so that politicians can play Santa Claus and get reelected.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Organizational progress parallels that in science and technology, permitting ultimate simplicity through intermediate complexity.”
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