Posted tagged ‘Hoover Institution’

Thomas Sowell: Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

January 26, 2016

As most of you know Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite authors. The first book by Dr. Sowell that I read was Vision Of The Anointed. I was hooked. The amount of insight per words written is staggering. His ability to make the complex understandable to regular people like me sets him apart from others. I try to read everything he’s written.

Dr. Sowell talks about his new book titled Wealth, Poverty, and Politics with Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge sponsored by The Hoover Institution. This video covers interesting topics from economics, to culture and ethnicity. It is worth the investment of time to watch this.

Quote from the video,“Milton Friedman said if government took over the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand.


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Thomas Sowell’s Take On The Federal Reserve.

November 13, 2012

When asked, “if you get rid of the Federal Reserve, what do you replace it with?”. Thomas Sowell answers, “When someone removes a cancer, what do you replace it with?”

You can read more about the Fed in this short article titled “Fed Up With The Fed?” by Thomas Sowell at

This is a quote from¬† the article, “It is not politically possible for either the Federal Reserve or the Obama administration to leave the economy alone and let it recover on its own. Both are under pressure to “do something.” If one thing doesn’t work, then they have to try something else. And if that doesn’t work, they have to come up with yet another gimmick.”


Thomas Sowell Used To Be A Marxist?

November 8, 2012

Thomas Sowell talks about bureaucracies having no desire to solve a problem, because the existence of the problem is more important for their survival. Finding a solution that ends the problem also ends any need for the bureaucracy. Bureaucrats and Politicians don’t turn in their pitch fork and horns for a halo and wings when they get appointed or elected. Their greed for money is exchanged for a greed for power.