Thomas Sowell’s Random Thoughts

I try to read everything Thomas Sowell writes. His random thoughts articles (read most recent article here),  always makes me think.

Here are some excerpts.

-“Don’t you love it when a politicians says, “I take full  responsibility”? Translated into plain English, that says, “Now that I have admitted it, there is nothing more for me to do (such as resign) and nothing for anyone else to do (such as fire me).” Saying “I take full responsibility” is like a get-out-of -jail-free card in the Monopoly game.”

– “If you believe in equal rights, then what do “women’s rights,” “gay rights,” etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights for all.”

– “One of the painfully sobering realizations that come from reading history is that 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.”

– “The one thing that the national debt ceiling does not do is put a ceiling on the national debt. It just provides political melodrama when the existing ceiling is repeatedly raised to accommodate ever higher spending.”

Related ArticleThomas Sowell’s Random Thoughts, at austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleRandom Thoughts And Other Thoughts By Thomas Sowell, by austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleThomas Sowell Explains How Democracy And Freedom Are Not The Same Thing, by austrianaddict.com.

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