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Thomas Sowell Quote: “Misconceptions of business are almost inevitable in a society where most people have neither studied nor run businesses. In a society where most people are employees and consumers, it is easy to think of businesses as “them” – as impersonal organizations, whose internal operations are largely unknown and whose sums of money may sometimes be so huge as to be unfathomable.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “As George J. Stigler said of some of his fellow Nobel Laureates, they “issue stern ultimata to the public on almost a monthly basis, and sometimes on no other basis.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Such are the ways of politics, where the crusade of the hour often blocks out everything else, at least until another crusade comes along and takes over the same monopoly of our minds.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Among the many other questions raised by the nebulous concept of “greed” is why it is a term applied almost exclusively to those who want to earn more money or to keep what they have already earned – never to those wanting to take other people’s money in taxes or to those wishing to live on the largesse dispensed from such taxation. No amount of taxation is ever described as “greed” on the part of government or the clientele of government.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Much of what is taught in our schools and colleges today seeks to break down traditional values, and replace them with more fancy and fashionable notions, of which “a duty to die” is just one.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Gun control zealots compare the United States and England to show that murder rates are lower where restrictions on ownership of firearms are more severe. But you could just as easily compare Switzerland and Germany, the Swiss having lower murder rates than the Germans, even though gun ownership is three times higher in Switzerland. Other countries with high rates of gun ownership and low murder rates include Israel, New Zealand, and Finland.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “That educators who have repeatedly failed to do what they are hired to do, and trained to do, should take on sweeping roles as amateur psychologists, sociologists, and social philosophers seems almost inexplicable – except that they are doing it with other people’s money and experimenting on other people’s children. There.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Any serious consideration of the world as it is around us today must tell us that maintaining common decency, much less peace and harmony, among living contemporaries is a major challenge, both among nations and within nations. To admit that we can do nothing about what happened among the dead is not to give up the struggle for a better world, but to concentrate our efforts where they have at least some hope of making things better for the living.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “What is called an educated person is often someone who has had a dangerously superficial exposure to a wide spectrum of subjects.”
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: “The welfare state has always been judged by its good intentions, rather than its bad results.”
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: “People who believe in evolution in biology often believe in creationism in government. In other words, they believe that the universe and all the creatures in it could have evolved spontaneously, but that the economy is too complicated to operate without being directed by politicians.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “What ‘eminent domain’ laws mean in practice is that politicians have a right to seize your property and turn it over to someone else, in order to gain campaign contributions and win votes.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees.”
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 minimum wage law very cleverly is misnamed. The real minimum wage is zero. That is what many inexperienced and low skilled people receive as a result of legislation that makes it illegal to pay them what they are currently worth to an employer.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “How a man who holds the entire population of a country as his prisoners, and punishes the families of those who escape, can be admired by people who call themselves liberals is one of the many wonders of the human mind’s ability to rationalize. Yet such is the case with Fidel Castro.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Lofty talk about ‘social justice’ or ‘fairness’ boils down to greatly expanded powers for politicians, since those pretty words have no concrete definition. They are a blank check for creating disparities in power that dwarf disparities in income – and are far more dangerous.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “All things are the same except for the differences, and different except for the similarities.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Someone once said that the most important knowledge is knowledge of our own ignorance. Our schools are depriving millions of students of that kind of knowledge by promoting “self-esteem” and encouraging them to have opinions on things of which they are grossly ignorant, if not misinformed.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Even when black youth gangs target white strangers on the streets and spew out racial hatred as they batter them and rob them, mayors, police chiefs and the media tiptoe around their racism and many in the media either don’t cover these stories or leave out the race and racism involved.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If politicians were serious about day care for children, instead of just sloganizing about it, nothing they could do would improve the quality of child care more than by lifting the heavy burden of taxation that forces so many families to have both parents working.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “When your response to everything that is wrong with the world is to say, ‘there ought to be a law,’ you are saying that you hold freedom very cheap.”
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: “Credentialed ignorance is still ignorance.”
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: “If politics were like sports, we could ask Israel to trade us Benjamin Netanyahu for Barack Obama. Of course, we would have to throw in trillions of dollars to get Israel to agree to the deal, but it would be money well spent.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “I am so old that I can remember when other people’s achievements were considered to be an inspiration, rather than a grievance.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Because many of us make mistakes that can have bad consequences, some intellectuals believe that it is the role of government to intervene and make some of our decisions for us. From what galaxy government is going to hire creatures who do not make mistakes is a question they leave unanswered.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Right after liberal Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans.”
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: “If you want to get each individual’s honest opinion, you don’t want that opinion to be influenced by others who are present, much less allow a group to coordinate what they are going to say.”
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: “Any politician who can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The curse of the intelligentsia is their ability to rationalize and re-define. Ordinary people, lacking that gift, are forced to face reality.”
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: “Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Barack Obama’s vision of America is one in which a President of the United States can fire the head of General Motors, tell banks how to bank, control the medical system and take charge of all sorts of other activities for which neither he nor other politicians have any expertise or experience.”
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: “Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Morality, like other inputs into the social process, follows the law of diminishing returns- meaning ultimately, negative returns. People can be too moral.”
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: “We might have been better off if the question of Obama’s patriotism had been raised before he was first elected. Never should we ignore so many red flag warnings again.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The media are less a window on reality, than a stage on which officials and journalists perform self-scripted, self-serving fictions.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his ‘basic rights.’”
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.”
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