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Thomas Sowell Quote: “If you start from a belief that the most knowledgeable person on earth does not have even one percent of the total knowledge on earth, that shoots down social engineering, economic central planning, judicial activism and innumerable other ambitious notions favored by the political left.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The political left has been weak on protecting society from criminals for more than two centuries.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Many bad policies are simply good policies taken too far.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayers.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Nothing as mundane as mere evidence can be allowed to threaten a vision so deeply satisfying.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The talkers and writers resent being left on the sidelines by the doers.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “We need laws written by people who have confronted life in the real world, not in the sheltered world of trust fund recipients of the insulated cocoon of academia.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Any statistics can be extrapolated to the point where they show disaster.”
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: “Wrongs abound in times and places around the world – inflicted on, and perpetrated by, people of virtually every race, creed and color. But what can any society today hope to gain by having newborn babies in that society enter the word as heirs to prepackaged grievances against other babies born into that same society on the same day.”
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: “One of the reasons for conspiracy theories is an assumption that people in high places always know what they are doing. When they do something that makes no sense, devious reasons are imagined by conspiracy theorists, when in fact it may be due to plain old ignorance and incompetence.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.”
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 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: “Contrary to the vision of the left, it was the free market which produced affordable housing – before government intervention made housing unaffordable.”
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: “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: “Economic policies need to be analyzed in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the hopes that inspired them.”
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: “It is amazing how many people think they are doing blacks a favor by exempting them from standards that others are expected to meet.”
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: “Socialism is a wonderful idea. It is only as a reality that it has been disastrous. Among people of every race, color, and creed, all around the world, socialism has led to hunger in countries that used to have surplus food to export... Nevertheless, for many of those who deal primarily in ideas, socialism remains an attractive idea – in fact, seductive. Its every failure is explained away as due to the inadequacies of particular leaders.”
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: “No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: ‘But what would you replace it with?’ When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Among the precepts that Andrew Jackson’s mother taught him were never to sue anybody for slander or for assault and battery: “Always settle them cases yourself.”
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: “Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Slippery use of the word “privilege” is part of a vogue of calling achievements “privileges” – a vogue which extends far beyond educational issues, spreading a toxic confusion in many other aspects of life.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The economic disasters of socialism and communism come from assuming a blanket superiority of those who want to run a whole economy.”
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: “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: “One of the painfully sobering realizations that come from reading history is the utter incompetence that is possible among leaders of whole nations and empires – and the blind faith that such leaders can nevertheless inspire among the people who are enthralled by their words or their posturing.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “When you start off by telling those who disagree with you that they are not merely in error but in sin, how much of a dialogue do you expect?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day: we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life.288.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Our national problems usually do not cause nearly as much harm as the solutions.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “You can only confiscate the wealth that exists at a given moment. You cannot confiscate future wealth – and that future wealth is less likely to be produced when people see that it is going to be confiscated.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “All that makes earlier times seem simpler is our ignorance of their complexities.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Policies are judged by their consequences but crusades are judged by how good they make the crusaders feel.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Organizational progress parallels that in science and technology, permitting ultimate simplicity through intermediate complexity.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Experience trumps brilliance.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “There have always been ignorant people, but they haven’t always had college degrees to make them unaware of their ignorance. Some people imagine that they are well informed because they have memorized a whole galaxy of trendy dogmas and fashionable attitudes.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Guns are completely inappropriate for the kind of sheep-like people the anointed envision or the orderly, prepackaged world in which they are to live. When you are in mortal danger, you are supposed to dial 911, so that the police can arrive on the scene some time later, identify your body, and file reports in triplicate.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Social values in general are incrementally variable: neither safety, diversity, rational articulation, nor morality is categorically a good thing to have more of, without limits. All are subject to diminishing returns, and ultimately negative returns.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Knowledge can be enormously costly, and is often scattered in widely uneven fragments, too small to be individually usable in decision making. The communication and coordination of these scattered fragments of knowledge is one of the basic problems- perhaps the basic problem- of any society.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Any policy is a success by sufficiently low standards and a failure by sufficiently high standards.”
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