You don’t hear about racial “leaders” like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson among Asians or Asian-Americans. Here and there you may see some irresponsible academics peddling that line in the classroom — some of whom are of Asian ancestry, since no race of human beings is completely lacking in fools.
Thomas Sowell’s unique perspective on matters makes him an invaluable asset to thinking people everywhere. He is not cowed by political correctness or any of the other liberal shibboleths that seem to make some truth acceptable and others not. Truth is truth, regardless of whether it offends people’s pre-conceptions or desires. It is what it is and once we are [...]
The population has been so dumbed-down that liberal politicians can say almost anything they want so long as their compliant media is unwilling to expose them. Nowhere is this more apparent than the debate over guns and the efforts to “control” them. When campaigns to undertake some action, particularly one which shows contempt for the Constitution, are launched, facts, logic [...]
Professor Thomas Sowell deals with intellectuals and their tendency to expound on topics about which they know little or nothing:
The conventions of the two major political parties occur every four years. The script rarely changes. Each party attempts to present itself and its candidates in the best possible light. No amount of pageantry or boasting is spared. The spectacles require that memory and truth be checked at the door. There is no room for values which might place constraints [...]
Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” is the basis for the movie entitled 2016. I have not read the book nor seen the movie. Nor is the movie shown in many locations. Reviews are beginning to appear on the internet, although the background of most reviewers is mostly unknown to me. When Thomas Sowell viewed the movie and wrote [...]
Thomas Sowell speaks in support of Robert Bork. In doing so he defends legal principles that are pretty much ignored today. The hearings includee Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy with Mr. Biden questioning Mr. Sowell.
This is the first in a series of video posts I will be putting up. The only common theme among them will be common sense, a scarce commodity in today’s world. I hope you enjoy them. Thomas Sowell is interviewed on a range of current events:
Minimum wage is possibly the cruelest law ever. It makes it illegal for people with limited skills to be employed at a wage lower than a legally mandated level. Is the rate set too high? For most with skills, the law is irrelevant. However, for those who passed through dysfunctional government schools and learned little, it is an viciously cruel [...]
Peaceful societies and civilizations are highly complex organisms which no man can fully comprehend. They also tend to be rather rare. No man is capable of fully understanding them or recreating them. As Friedrich Hayek and his followers point out, complex systems evolve from “human intent but not from human design.” Generations and generations of trial and error were involved. Successful societies [...]
I enjoy most anything Thomas Sowell writes. Here is a particularly good random thoughts column, filled with delectable quotes: Random thoughts on the passing scene: How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on, and stop getting swept away by rhetoric? Why should being in a professional sport exempt anyone from prosecution [...]