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Thomas Sowell Quote: “The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices – paid by others.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Organizational progress parallels that in science and technology, permitting ultimate simplicity through intermediate complexity.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The government does not have some magic wand that can ‘bring down the cost of health care.’ It can buy a smaller quantity or lower quality of medical care, as other countries with government-run medical care do.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The whole idea of equal justice under law is completely incompatible with the idea of judges deciding cases according to “empathy”.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Weighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions – and the way most businesses make decisions, if they want to stay in business. Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Since this is an era when many people are concerned about ‘fairness’ and ‘social justice,’ what is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Politics is largely the process of taking credit and putting the blame on others – regardless of what the facts may be.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Whatever we wish to achieve in the future, it must begin by knowing where we are in the present- not where we wish we were, or whee we wish others to think we are, but where we are in fact.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Where intellectuals have played a role in history, it has not been so much by whispering words of advice into the ears of political overlords as by contributing to the vast and powerful currents of conceptions and misconceptions that sweep human action along.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “We know – or should know – what lies at the end of the road of racial polarization. A ‘race card’ is not something to play, because race is a very dangerous political plaything.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “By the end of the 20th century, “liberals” had again discredited themselves, to the point where they went back to calling themselves “progressives” to escape their past, much as people do when they declare bankruptcy.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Nothing is more complex than avoiding the obvious.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The fashionable idiocy that haters must have justifications is one of those ideas that George Orwell said only an intellectual could believe – because no one else could be such a fool.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “One of the most ridiculous defenses of foreign aid is that it is a very small part of our national income. If the average American set fire to a five-dollar bill, it would be an even smaller percentage of his annual income. But everyone would consider him foolish for doing it.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Too often what are called “educated” people are simply people who have been sheltered from reality for years in ivy-covered buildings. Those whose whole careers have been spent in ivy-covered buildings, insulated by tenure, can remain adolescents on into their golden retirement years.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Bailing out people who made ill-advised mortgages makes no more sense that bailing out people who lost their life savings in Las Vegas casinos.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Virtually everything that the government does costs more than when the same thing is done in private industry – whether it is building housing, running prisons, collecting garbage, or innumerable other things. Why in the world would we imagine that health care would be the exception?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Government’s power to bully people who have broken no law is dangerous to all of us.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “It is truly a triumph of rhetoric over reality when people can believe that going into politics is ‘public service,’ but that producing food, shelter, transportation, or medical care is not.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “To be sensitive, as ideologically defined, requires that one not merely accept but “affirm” other people’s way of life or even “celebrate” diversity in general. Like other demands for “sensitivity,” this demand offers no reason – unless fear of being disapproved, denounced, or harassed is a reason.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The political mirage of something for nothing, from leaders who ‘care,’ has ruined many a nation.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Some of the people on death row today might not be there if the courts had not been so lenient on them when they were first offenders.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Why the transfer of decisions from those with personal experience and a stake in the outcome to those with neither can be expected to lead to better decisions is a question seldom asked, much less answered.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “So many idealistic political movements for a better world have ended in mass-murdering dictatorships. Giving leaders enough power to create ‘social justice’ is giving them enough power to destroy all justice, all freedom, and all human dignity.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “One of the most important skills for political success is the ability to make confident assertions of absurdities or lies.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The only way anyone can have a right to something that has to be produced is to force someone else to produce it for him. The more things are provided as rights, the less the recipients have to work and the more others have to carry their load.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “If you don’t believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “One of the first things taught in introductory statistics textbooks is that correlation is not causation. It is also one of the first things forgotten.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The only people I truly envy are those who can play a musical instrument and those who can eat anything they want without gaining weight.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “In medicine, it has long been recognized that even a quack remedy that is harmless in itself can be fatal when it substitutes for an effective medication or treatment. The time is overdue for that same recognition to apply to politics.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “All justice is inherently social. Can someone on a desert island be either just or unjust?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “You need only visit campuses where whole departments feature soft courses preaching a sense of victimhood and resentment, and see the consequences in racial and ethnic polarization on campus.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “There are only two economists in Congress and hundreds of lawyers. Does that explain why the government is in such a mess?”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Seldom do people think things through foolishly. More often, they do not bother to think things through at all, so that even brainy individuals can reach untenable conclusions because their brainpower means little if it is not deployed and applied.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders. Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Money goes out first to pay expenses and then comes back as profits later – if at all. The high rate of failure of new businesses makes painfully clear that there is nothing inevitable about the money coming back.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “I am so old that I can remember when liberals were liberal – instead of being intolerant of anything and anybody that is not politically correct.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “The real culprits are those who created a system that makes it dangerous to work and safe to loaf.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Alaska is much larger than France and Germany – combined. Yet its population is less than one-tenth that of New York City. Keep that in mind the next time you hear some environmentalist hysteria about the danger of “spoiling” Alaska by drilling for oil in an area smaller than Dulles Airport.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “In short, some of the least qualified students, taught by the least qualified professors in the lowest quality courses supply most American public school teachers.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “A shortage is a sign that somebody is keeping the price artificially lower than it would be if supply and demand were allowed to operate freely.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “Child poverty in the United States declined after the work requirement was put in there. People realized that they had to work and people went out and worked and they got off welfare.”
Thomas Sowell Quote: “You have to have a sense of humor if you follow politics. Otherwise, the sheer fraudulence of it all will get you down.”
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