Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell’s random thoughts are filled with more substance than most intellectuals specific thoughts. Here are some examples from his most recent Random Thoughts (click here) column.

-“The best New Year’s Resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year.

-“Will this November’s presidential election come down to a choice between a felon and a pied piper?

“The central non sequitur of the political left is that, because America has never lived up to its ideals, it is to be condemned and repudiated. But what society of human beings has ever lived up to all its ideals? Despite all its achievements, America is condemned by the left because it is not exempt from all the sins and failings found in societies around the world.”

“One of the apparently immortal fallacies is the belief that disarming peaceful people reduces violence. That Fallacy underlies both national disarmament and gun control within nations.”

-“Egalitarians never seem to understand that promoting economic equality in theory means promoting resentments and polarization in practice, making everyone worse off.”

-“Some people are surprised at how many young people look favorably on socialism. But socialism is a wonderful sounding idea. Those who have lived through the era of its disasters in the 20th century, or learned about them from history, are likely to see through the appearances to the reality. A young age prevents the former and our dumbed-down education prevents the latter.”

-“Among the common phrases of the past that we seldom hear today is “Non of your business.” Apparently everything is other people’s business these days, including the media’s business and the government’s business.

One of his recent articles titled, The Demand For Villains, is a must read.

 

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