Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wise Guy: Thomas Sowell

Dr. Thomas Sowell is without question one of the wisest guys alive, as evidenced by his thoughts on some of the most controversial issues of the day:

"Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it."
"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today."
Health Care:
"It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it."
"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."
"The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department."
Global Warming:
"Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?"
Dr. Sowell has authored dozens of books on economics, social policy, education, race and cultural issues. He is also a prolific author of essays, columns and op-ed pieces. Look for him in all the 'right' places.

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